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Reader: Stop-yield laws might work with polite cyclists, but not rude ones

Our post about a cycling advocate's call for stop-yield laws -- rules that allow bicyclists to yield at stop signs rather than coming to a complete halt -- became a repository for passionate arguments, pro and con. Here's a post from someone who has no problems when it comes to some cyclists, but plenty with others.

Jay Jurgens writes:

Is it really going to matter? While some cyclists are polite and use common sense, I constantly see bicyclists doing what they want because they are hiding under pedestrian laws and extremely rude. God forbid someone says something to them and you're harassing them. If you want to do something make them OBEY traffic laws and make them start paying road fees to pay for their riding areas.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.


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