So my wife and I are driving the other day and within 2 miles of our house, we see nine cyclists. “Gosh! I say to myself this is really great!” But then I notice that not a single one of them was riding in a logical, law abiding manner.
Four of them, separately, at two different lights blew through red lights without even slowing down OR EVEN TURNING THEIR HEADS! Four of them, two groups of two, were riding facing traffic and one was weaving on and off the sidewalk in and out of the traffic lane going the wrong direction.
After observing two or three of these cyclists, I understood that I must assume that the cyclist will not stop for stop signs or traffic lights. That I must assume the adult will ride like a child and ignore cars around him, just as a child chases a ball across the street. As long as I make those assumptions, no one will be hurt.
It’s no wonder that drivers are bewildered when I “drive” my bike like I drive a car.