I was wondering if the same laws that apply to motor vehicles apply to bicycles? Sunday I was going down Grand Avenue in Paonia and an older man on a bicycle ran through the stop sign.
I said to him you need to stop at the stop signs. He looked at me and stated that he didn't need to. I said it is the law, and he flipped me the bird. I was wondering if I am wrong. I would love to see a story in the paper on this. I am very glad to see people out riding bikes and not sitting at home watching TV. If I am right, then they need to respect the law as we all should. We have signs to share the road, and this is a good thing. There are getting to be more and more bikes on the road, and we all need to respect the law so everyone can be safe and live to enjoy another day on God's great earth.
(Editor's note: Earlier this month, the Colorado Department of Transportation launched a statewide public awareness campaign to encourage all road users to "Share the Road, Friend." CDOT shares these tips:
• Motorists, remember to leave at least three feet between your car and a bicylist when passing.
• Bicyclists, ride with the flow of traffic and obey all traffic laws.
CDOT's campaign speaks to all road users — motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians — reminding them that everyone is equal on the road.blog comments powered by Disqus