Drivers, give bicycle riders a break
TO THE EDITORS:
Now that the weather has changed, I have more opportunities to ride my bike. Would you please remind your readers of the recent law that provides persons riding on a bicycle a 4-foot comfort zone?
The law allows the driver to cross the centerline in order to do that. To the driver coming up on me from behind, that may mean you will have to slow down in order for the oncoming car to allow you to do that. Please do that so I don't end up in a field or clipping your rear-view mirror.
That person in the pickup truck that's pulling a trailer, the four feet applies to the trailer, as well. I hate to think of how many times I've been in the grass because they forgot the trailer was wider than the truck.
Since the law was put in place, I've not seen a difference in how I am treated while riding on the road. I can only assume it is because so many people are ignorant of what is required.
Please help in getting the word out. It may save a life.