Cyclists and Pedestrians are People, Too!

pedestrian auto accidentHaving been nearly run over or run off the road by countless drivers over the years, I feel these tips are imperative. Please treat cyclists and pedestrians with some respect, drivers! Here are some tips for you:

  • Do not open your door if you see a cyclist coming up behind you. Because I’m not in a two ton hunk of steel, I will almost certainly break my bones when this happens. Trust me, it will be you who will pay for my injuries, even if I have to take you to court and have them order you to pay me for the rest of your life. Why? Because you will be the one guilty of breaking the law and my bones, simple and plain. Have some respect. Don’t open your door right in front of me. I saw you look. I saw you make eye contact with me. Why did you open your door, asshole!? You’re just lucky I dodged you. My bike tire could easily have shattered your pelvis as you exited your vehicle. Read more »
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