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Driving into cyclists the Emma way

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Probably partly also because they're in their car feeling guilty for not being on their bike. Plus some cyclists are not good at it.
Yes, jealousy. Jealous that some people are not fat and lazy. The anger and carry-on against cyclists is 99% irrational. They never significantly slow anyone's journey - seconds at most. And the same people never express frustration at large trucks or buses on the roads which can have a much greater effect on travel times (and safety). They think bikes don't belong on roads.

In Australia we even have many people who think cyclists should be forced to be registered for road use and even have number plates for identification!
 
Probably partly also because they're in their car feeling guilty for not being on their bike. Plus some cyclists are not good at it.
I don’t think that’s the case for most drivers in the US. Perhaps in some sections of cities and cycling-oriented smaller communities that might be true of some drivers, but the majority who don’t respect cyclists rights to the road (intentionally or not) just see cyclists—along with pedestrians and slow vehicles) as getting in their way ‘because they are the important people and their cars possession of the road is absolute. Not to mention that this is now additionally fueled by perceptions that cyclists are priviledged and perhaps lefty enviros.
 
I don’t think that’s the case for most drivers in the US. Perhaps in some sections of cities and cycling-oriented smaller communities that might be true of some drivers, but the majority who don’t respect cyclists rights to the road (intentionally or not) just see cyclists—along with pedestrians and slow vehicles) as getting in their way ‘because they are the important people and their cars possession of the road is absolute. Not to mention that this is now additionally fueled by perceptions that cyclists are priviledged and perhaps lefty enviros.
Hmm you mean poor people wanting to kill rich people? Or the other way around?

Tao GH once linked some study on twitter suggesting that cyclists without helmets were less targeted.
 
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Hmm you mean poor people wanting to kill rich people? Or the other way around?

Tao GH once linked some study on twitter suggesting that cyclists without helmets were less targeted.
It’s a rare instance where economic status doesn’t make as big a difference— people behind the wheel, rich or poor, feel superior and have less empathy for folks who get in their way, especially if that “obstacle” is not another car.
 
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