Wednesday, June 17, 2009
From Commute Orlando, comes a little-noticed gem from Mighk, buried 8 comments down. It's about collisions and Amish buggies. The Amish get hit and the authorities think the solution is to restrict them (the Amish, not the motorists rear ending them). Mostly, they get hit on straight and level roads, by locals. There didn't seem to be much consideration of finding out why motorists really were running smack dab into the back of something that takes all lane positions at the same time. On a positive note, the authors did finally realize they knew virtually nothing about their subjects so they were a step ahead of many newspaper articles on cycling.
Read this link and judge for yourself. It's an illuminating parable for cyclists...
BTW, passing that buggy would be illegal in Texas (double yellow line) under existing and proposed law!