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theegarten said...

Once, I was at the intersection of Rossville Ave and Main Street, waiting at the stop sign on Rossville to enter Main Street. As I entered the intersection, a truck came very quickly out of a parking lot on the opposite side of Main Street and to the stop sign. He looked at the cars coming on his side of the road, in the lane into which he was turning, and never looked anywhere else - like across the street at the other side of the intersection. If his window had not been open and he had not heard me yell at him, he would likely have plowed into me. That simply was because he was in such a hurry, and was barely stopped, if he stopped really at the stop sign, and because he was NOT following proper driving procedures for entering an intersection.

I have had other instances where people have passed me at the intersection of Main and Market - in the intersection - because they were impatient. There is no lane on Main Street in which to pass someone going straight there. They endangered not only me, but other drivers as well.

I have no sympathy for drivers who disregard others, pedestrians or cyclists. If they want to kill people and break the traffic laws, simply for being impatient or being of the mind to disregard others because they are "inconvenient" they need to count the cost. This sort of mindset is inexcusable and dangerous to us all.

Basically, to drivers who think bicyclists are inconvenient, get over yourselves! You aren't all that much.

March 11, 2009 at 10:23 a.m.

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