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I Am Having A Beef With Bicycle Riders

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I Am Having A Beef With Bicycle Riders that do NOT observer traffic rules and laws, as well mandatory bicycle equipment regulations.

Why don’t bicycle riders don’t stop on STOP Signs. To the best of my knowledge this is illegal, since they are participating in regular street traffic and a bicycle is a vehicle and there for all laws and regulations are to be observed like by other vehicles.

What bugs me even more is bicycles running STOP signs in the middle in the night and not having any front or rear lights. The bike rider most likely even dressed in dark cloth riding on a sparely lighted road, making it as good as impossible to be seen in a timely and secure manner. More than once I almost ran over one or the other because they appeared out of nothing right next to or in front of my car like out of nothing.

Since it is almost impossible to talk to these guys or get them to change their behavior I was thinking already about filing a complaint with the local police office against the bicycle riders in general and against the police for not fulfilling their duty to assure safe traffic.

Does an accident have to happen first in which somebody gets severely hurt or even killed. If this happens I am sure the media finds a way to make it the car drivers fault.

Basic Rules for every bicycle rider:

Wear reflective clothing!

Have working lights at the front and the rear of the bicycle!

Maybe even have some reflectors in your spokes!

BUT MOST IMPORTANT:

AT ALL TIMES STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS !!!!!

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About Oliver Schmid

Experienced IT executive with over 20 years of global experience and demonstrated success in driving IT value, business and IT, reducing overall costs, and quickly executing and delivering business solutions. Member of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)

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