endanger us all on roads
It's that time of the year again. Yup, the bicyclists are out in mass, riding two abreast and showing no respect for anyone's vehicle except their own. They choose to ride on narrow two-lane roads with very narrow shoulders, which forces them into the auto lanes and is extremely dangerous for all.
Our county, township and state have spent thousands of dollars to construct bike paths for the many cyclists out there, so why do they have to infringe on our roadways?
I know we are supposed to share the road. But it's not sharing the road when I and other drivers have to slow down and cross the median strip so that these clowns can talk to each other while out for their morning cruise.
If the above was not the norm, I could live with these arrogant bike riders. But most of them ride like they own the road. They actually taunt us to hit them. They run red lights, do not stop for walkers in the crossing lane, and get obnoxious when questioned about their actions.
I know that the police have more important things to do other than policing these bike riders, but something has to be done before someone is seriously injured by these cyclists' callous actions.
Egg Harbor Township
Bicycle riders shouldn't
be using cellphones either
Regarding using cellphones and texting while on the roads:
There's one thing missing from the bill to increase the penalties. I do believe that bike riders have to follow the same laws as motorists. But people on bicycles, be it kids or adults, constantly use cellphones while riding. They ride with one hand and are constantly distracted. The state should enact the same penalties for bike riders as for automobile drivers.
Hopefully, this law will be enforced, as it is getting more and more dangerous on the roads. Look out for cars and look out for bike riders, too.