As we well know cyclists like getting laws passed that make it even easier for them to create havoc on the streets. Whether it is a 3 foot law that makes it harder to pass them, or having their local governments spend millions to build bike lanes they won’t use, cyclists love to manipulate the political system to feed their own sick pleasures. Here are some of the latest ways they are doing just that.
First comes a new law spreading out west that allows cyclists to yield at intersection where they would otherwise have to stop at red lights or stops signs. For starters this is a huge waste of legislative time by local governments because cyclists do not stop at these intersections to begin with. But let us pretend that cyclists actually obeyed the rules of the road. This would let cyclists decide if they think they need to stop when they come barreling through an intersection. This is not letting a car turn right without coming to a complete stop if the coast is clear, this let’s cyclists plow through an intersection without stopping. This is currently being proposed in Aspen, and was already law in Idaho for several years. Check out that link for some hilarity.
As dumb as this law is, in rural areas like Idaho it is probably not that big a deal, but imagine laws like this in heavy traffic areas and metro settings. Absolutely amazing someone would want this to pass, even crazier, some actually voted for it to do so. Just further proves the last thing cyclists care about is safely getting from A to B or enjoying a peaceful bike ride. It is 100% about being a menace on the streets.
Next comes cyclists wasting more money by asking for special traffic lights just for them. These can be used for a variety of reasons and mean different things depending on where they are set up, but essentially they are more tax dollars wasted at cyclists’ requests. Cyclists do not obey red lights or stop signs, why spend money to create separate lights for them?
Cyclists excel at using the political system to their benefit. They get laws passed to make it easier to harass pedestrians and motor vehicles while tying up traffic even more and overall spreading disorder on our nation’s roadways. And while cyclists are constantly claiming they wanted to be treated as equals on the roads and they seek to have the same rights and rules of the road as cars, they constantly contradict themselves by asking for special treatment because they are on bikes. The examples keep piling up.