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By ZZ / Tuesday 30 June 2009 03:01 / Canada
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  Gibby_fml  |  0

what 90% of drivers dont realize: bikes are vehicles too and have just as much right to be on the street as you do. and it is also illegal to ride bikes on sidewalks, as it endangers pedestrians.

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  lmmmr  |  0

People never figure out that yelling at or from a passing vehicle makes it impossible to decipher what you're saying. YDI for failing physics.

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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.

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  Finnboghi  |  0

I hate that too. Also, the Doppler effect only affects the frequency of the sound. Hate to break it to you, but it seems more likely that you failed physics.

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  Lonely_Lez  |  0

You can, but if it's a busy, fast-paced road it is often better to ride on the sidewalk to avoid being hit by cars or impeding traffic, especially if you do not ride quickly.

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  cartering  |  0

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

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  genius_man16  |  0

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

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  lmmmr  |  0

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.

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  sofad15  |  0

wow, I am from Nebraska also ) Yeah, it would scare the crap out of me if I was riding a bike and than suddenly was honked at! People who do that are so inconsiderate.

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  SammyS2012  |  21

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.

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  your_face  |  15

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.

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