As the weather gets better, cyclists and motorists are out in force together on the roads. Do you follow the rules of the road as a cyclist, or do you follow the rules of common sense and simple consideration of other road users?
Here are a couple of interesting (and humorous) videos - the first one is a completely biased report by a Minneapolis t.v. station about cyclists breaking the law. Notice that there's no video of cars speeding, people talking on cell phones while driving, rolling stops at stop signs, etc. Also notice that the stop sign is a three-way stop, and the cyclists are in a bike lane - shouldn't be dangerous to run the sign if there are no cars on the left. I know that when I ride, and I think this goes for most of the people I ride with, I never run stop lights, but will run a stop sign rather than unclipping if it is obviously safe to do so.
Click here for the news report.
Here is another video that, shall we say, represents another side of the story :)