While at Bike!bike, I met a ton of awesome, smart people. One such person was Dan, from Charleston and the Holy City Bike Co.op.
Today I was on the facebook and I spotted this article he has posted. It is authored by someone named Dan, so I have no idea if he or someone else named Dan wrote it.
This article takes an intelligent look at traffic rules and cyclists. I often find myself wondering where bikes fit into a traffic law structure made for cars. Stop signs, triggered stop lights...these are all issues I deal with daily.
When people first hear I don't always stop completely at stop signs and run (after a long pause) a red light, they are often indignant. They don't realize that stopping competely at a clear intersection is a) dangerous at times. b) completely inefficient c) necessary, unless I want to sit at this light until a car happens upon it.
I will let you read the article and am curious as to what you think.
Do you believe cyclists should obey all traffic laws, regardless?
We can save the helmet arguement for another day...