Megan adds to the biking vs. driving vs. walking spat:
I'm not excusing bike messengers who roar through stop signs at 20 mph--but I'm no danger to anyone proceding cautiously through a red light at an empty intersection. Furthermore, in my experience, drivers are much less likely to be enraged by a rolling bike stop than they are when I am obeying the law--driving in the middle of the lane in front of them, moving much more slowly than they are. If you're so hot on bikers not obeying the traffic laws, you should stop to consider that if we were obeying all the traffic laws, we'd ride like cars drive--right in the middle of the traffic lane. But I suspect that if bikers started obeying this particular traffic law, we would not be hearing applause from the drivers.
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