The urge to get ahead
Often heard here is the motorist’s urge to “get ahead” of cyclists. Little heard is the cyclist’s urge to get ahead of motorists.
The other day I was driving my truck north on Bumby, waiting for a light to change, when I was surprised to see a cyclist split the lane, then ride through the red light me and about 20 other cars were waiting for.
I looked around and saw my fellow motorists grumble to themselves. But then I watched the cyclist closer and saw that he didn’t gain anything. At the next block, the light was red and a truck was in the intersection so he had to stop and by the time he could go, we had caught up to him.
Bottom line is he didn’t gain anything by violating at least a dozen laws. But do you think he will get that message? Not a chance!