Author thinks share the road gives the wrong impression to drivers

I think he’s right, however, right and alive maybe different in cycling……

Steve Magas, an attorney in Ohio thinks that Share the Road stinks. The premise for his argument is cyclists have the right to be on the road, so it is not a share issue. Drivers need to realize bikes are on the road, have the right to be on the road and need to get out of the bike lane!

He believes that once cyclists get into a “sharing mentality” then the cyclists are putting themselves at risk.
I agree with his argument. However, the simple fact is that you may win the argument, which you can have put on your tombstone. Being right and being alive are not necessarily synonymous in cycling.

See “SHARE THE ROAD” Stinks…
 
Magas is not the only person with this attitude. Richard Masoner wrote in Abandon ‘Share The Road’ about an incident where Share the Road was used as justification to run a him off the road.

What do you think? Leave a comment.

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One Comment on “Author thinks share the road gives the wrong impression to drivers”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Kind of the same with car's and trains

    Like


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