Bicycles are more like pedestrians than like cars; let's be logical

  • Published in Letters

To The Daily Sun,

It sickens me to read reports of accidents between bicycles and POWER vehicles — cars, trucks, motorcycles etc. The bicycle doesn't have a chance against all those other TANKS! Why the heck do our stupid legislators consider them as equals in combat? How many bike riders can ride and constantly look BEHIND them to escape the poorly controlled massive killing machine (ie, car or truck).
During WWII, gas rationing forced many to switch to bicycles — government was more intelligent then. They recognized the OBVIOUS! Bikes are more like pedestrians than cars, so regulated that like pedestrians, bikes MUST ride facing automobile traffic. Thus immediate drop in auto vs bike accidents.
How many more dead or maimed riders will it take for our legislators to just be logical, and at least as intelligent as were those during WWII?
Jack Stephenson