I was driving to the post office the other day and a bunch of bikers (riding bicycles - not motorcycles) were totally ditching every road rule in the book. They were riding on the left side of the road and cutting in front of cars. I don't care so much that they weren't using their arm signals when turning, but they weren't even checking for cars before hanging a
right. Don't even get me started on how they were running red lights and busting through stop signs... I also saw them go from riding all over the road, to racing through the sidewalk, almost knocking over this poor woman and her two kids.
This makes me so mad because riders like them are giving us responsible and road-worthy bikers a bad reputation. Not to mention it's completely unsafe and a great way to get yourself hit by a car.
If you're a biker and you're going to share the road, you've got to follow the rules -- It's that simple. Just because you're on a bicycle doesn't mean you don't have to follow the rules of the road, in fact you should be more vigilant.
Let's do what we can to keep everyone sharing the road safe because the safer we all feel, the more people that will get out and ride their bikes. The more bikes, the less cars, and less cars means less pollution in the air for us and future generations.