By ZZ - 30/06/2009 03:01 - Canada
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People honking to say hi really do bug me, but yeah, quelch your rage, some people are morons and yelling won't really help.
I hate whenever people honk, I never do, I probably should but I just dont use it. Whenever I'm running and some one honks it always scares the shit out of me and then I either mouth something mean or say "awww you got me good one friend!" and clap for them. I would've done the same thing OP, stay strong brother, her parents should have known better.
Aren't you meant to cycle on the road? Or is that just in england? Lol
You can get fined for bicycling on the sidewalk in the United States - you are considered a danger to the pedestrians on the sidewalk. Not to mention you are advised to never cross roads while riding on the sidewalk - being on the sidewalk is the only way you can get in the same type of accident that killed bicyclist Keith Vick Some cities even have signs telling you to walk your bike if you are using the sidewalk. This isn't enforced as much in small towns where there unlikely to be many, if any, pedestrians using the sidewalk, but in larger cities, a police officer who sees you biking on the sidewalk will typically stop you
lmao, just because they SHOULD give you room doesn't mean they will. Cars on the road will only get pissed at you if you ride on the road. And really, a "danger to pedestrians"? What the fuck is that shit? The worst that could happen is a bike running into another person, and what happens? At worst a big cut or something, maybe a twisted ankle. If you're on the street, a car could easily run over and kill you. And they want you guys to ride on the street!? I'm glad I live in Nebraska, goddamn
Well just because a car SHOULD stop at stop signs and not tailgate or cut people off doesn't mean they will either, but if they don't they could kill someone. Outside of Nebraska they frown upon that. Most cities in the US have bike lanes, but in suburbs you could go either way. I don't think thereare as many pedestrians here.
You're supposed to ride your bike on the road; they teach you that in driver's ed; however, people are much too impatient and believe that just because they're in a car, they're entitled to be the only ones on the road. I don't know how it is in Nebraska, but here in Florida, bikes belong on the road. Some regions of Miami also have a bike path on the road to keep them safe from drivers. I've had so many people argue with me saying that bikes belong on sidewalks and I actually looked it up online and in my driver's ed course and found proof that they're supposed to be on roads.
Agreed. I'm not going to say you should never, ever use profanity, but it really doesn't need to be that strong. "I was riding my bike in the street and someone honked at me, boohoo!" People are going to honk at you. Learn to expect it and ignore it. Even if it weren't someone saying "Hi," getting mad and yelling at them isn't going to do anything - except maybe put you in a more dangerous situation, since you said you had to turn, meaning you had to take your eyes off the road and possibly turned your bike further into the road.