Saturday, 15 June 2013

Cletus Asks Cyclists #3

This question wasn't even up for a day before it was deleted. Still, it was a classic, so...

"let me be clear; I don't mean to offend anyone, but why do cyclists use the road?
- Most of them don't obey the rules of the road (just today, a cyclist almost got hit because he did not stop at a stop sign and give way to the car stopped before).
- they are a real pain for car drivers, cyclists do 20 km/h in a 50 km/h zone, and getting around them is just a hassle and very dangerous for both the cyclists and other drivers.
wouldn't it be safer for everyone if cyclists use sidewalks and just swerved around people using that sidewalk? or, if cyclists wanted to use the road, they should get a license plate on the bicycle and learn to follow the rules of the road and pedal faster. what do you think?"

Hot dang! Cletus has got hisself a car! No more sittin' in the dirt at the drive in!

Poor motorists! It's such a pain to drive a car with cyclists in the way. And what's the deal with having to turn the steering wheel when passing cyclists anyway? If only motorists could all point their cars in the desired direction, then choose their desired speed and just go - life would be so much easier (and shorter).

Cyclists just need to ride on the sidewalk and 'swerve' around pedestrians (sounds REALLY safe). Or they need to get a license plate and pedal faster. Lazy goodfernothins!

Alternatively, Cletus could just get a copy of his state's Driver's Handbook and learn his responsibilities to other road users - stuff he should have learned before he got his driver's license. But who am I kidding? Cletus don't want nothin' to do with all that booklarnin'.

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