Comment of the Day

Reader: Here are other rules cyclists should follow if they don't want to be dickheads

Comments posted on Jef Otte's post about how not to be a dickhead on Bike to Work Day have gone through some interesting phases in the several days since it was originally posted, with numerous writers offering additional suggestions for cyclists and drivers alike. The following reader's advice is directed at the former.

Christopher Fish writes:

I would like to add: Wear a helmet. Have lights on your bike if you plan on riding at night or at least a reflective vest. Stop Signs and Traffic lights apply to cyclist as well. You MUST Walk your bike in a crosswalk (it's the law). IF you want respect you have to give just as well. I am a commercial driver and if it is the nut job trying to pass with out a signal its a cyclist darting out into traffic or riding in a crosswalk.

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