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lane splitting safer

2000-10-30 20:38:33+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

USoCal study shows motorcycle lane splitting safer, but still leaves a lot of variables open. However, as a bicyclist I'm interested in some of the implications this might have for alternate traffic rules for cyclists. I've been hit because I stopped for a stop sign, and since as a bicyclist I have no mass if I giveup my speed or make other concessions to posted traffic laws I lose any equalizing factors I may have had I sometimes feel that playing fast and loose with the rules is the only way I have to stay safe.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:28+00 by: Dan Lyke

Just for reference, here's the Spike Bike Chronicles, and after I posted that rant about getting hit at a stop sign to a Fairfax mailing list I had someone complain about my suggestion that 'cyclists carry paint in their pockets because that'd be vandalism. Which, I suppose, proved the basis for my anger.