"small contingency" does not equal "majority" unless you are the knucklehead with little credibilty.
"who will often foolishly re-pass those cars at a red light, only to be passed again shortly and much to the disdain of drivers..."
As a driving cyclist, there is a need to clarify the laws:
1. All too often F#wit people on bikes dodge in an out of traffic to pass at lights. Stop this.
2. If the road is wide enough for a lane of cars and bikes (this does not need to be a 2 lane road) then GA law allows bike to pass on the right. See the GDOT excerpt below (http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/docs/gabicy…).
This allows bike to pass through the lights earlier and causes fewer delays to cars behind them - everyone wins. Too many people see this as car vs bike - it's not (unless you want to spend a lot of time in hospital or the courtroom)
When Overtaking and Passing on the Right is Permitted[§40-6-43] The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass upon the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
• When the vehicle overtaken is making or aboutto make a left turn;
• Upon a street or highway with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two or more lanes of moving vehicles in the direction being traveled by the overtaking vehicle [§40-6- 43(a)(1,2)].
If otherwise authorized, the driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting such movement in safety.
Such movement shall not be made by driving off the roadway [§40-6-43 (b)].
(A cyclist traveling in a bicycle lane, or in a lane wide enough for motor vehicles and bicycles to share (see roadway position above) may pass motor vehicles on the right, but must still take care to avoid turning vehicles. This is allowed since in these cases there is either provision of a lane or sufficient width for two lines of moving traffic; one of which is bicycle traffic.)
You were doing Ok - until your little lecture about how things should be done in an "adult and balanced way" also included baseless assertions about "bike fanatics" and some assinine liberal arts college reference.
get back on your trike kiddo
I agree with everything you say.
It is because all of those plates that I avoid the roads and drive my Hummer on the beltline - even if it means i need to remember my gun.
If making misleading statements based on misunderstood data was a crime, talkingbolloxpopuli would get his own page in the UCR report
This could almost be as big as the missing i in Cty Hall
I'm not a cop but I work closely with APD
I have an informed (I see and hear what goes on at all levels of the organization), external ( I am an inside, outsider) and objective (I have no political,monetary or other reason not to be straight) view.
The overwhelming majority of the 2500 APD workers are well trained and motivated to do their job as well as anyone of us can expect. They work long and difficult hours. they get paid.
They are good guys - most of them are proud of what they do (even if they cant say it) - and they try to make a difference.
Of course there is variation - what do you expect in a population that large. There are exceptional individuals - there are also less capable individuals.
Of course there are bad apples.
Doesn't it sound just like your workplace?
You may not like what they have to do sometimes (speeding tickets) but you do other time (arresting notorious gang members).
You love it when a cop shows discretion and lets you speed slightly, you hate him when he pulls you over.
Surely its a bit like your visit to the doctor (Like immunisation, dislike needles). perhaps a better comparison would be a sports umpire - it doesn't really matter what they do - we hate them (That is until we have to watch our NFL football with High School umpires)
The folk above making sweeping judements are clearly without thought or reason. if you liked their comments, you are probably also an idiot/sheep/lemming. Time to grow up?
Oh by the way - if you think you could do better (I doubt you would pass the background check or examinations) why not join ? They are hiring.
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