misinterpretation of US "share the road" signs

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by Adam Funk, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Adam Funk

    Adam Funk Guest

    http://www.cyclelicio.us/2011/share-the-road-meaning/

    The driver behind me then guns her engine, moves left to pass
    then cuts right with me right next to her, pushing me into the
    curb!

    I squeeze the brakes to avoid becoming road pizza, then pull
    around to the driver’s side window to explain (politely) that
    she should wait until it’s safe to pass. Her smug, snotty
    response? “Bikes are supposed to share the road.“

    (The link includes a picture of the road sign in question.)


    I also came across some better (American) signs. Are there any legal
    equivalents here?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bike/4167906123/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bike/4167892867/
     
    Adam Funk, Feb 24, 2011
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    Simon Mason Guest

    I think the nearest we get are these. ;-)

    http://www.guy-sports.com/fun_pictures/cyclist_dismount.jpg
     
    Simon Mason, Feb 24, 2011
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    Matt B Guest

    The only ones that I can think of wrt bikes, that advise that use of a
    space is explicitly permitted when it is generally prohibited, are the
    shared-use path ones and the bus lane plus bike ones.
     
    Matt B, Feb 25, 2011
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  4. Adam Funk

    Adam Funk Guest

    My point isn't about exceptions. I'd like to see signs reminding
    motorists that cyclists do in fact have a right to use the lane & that
    it's the overtaker's responsibility to wait until it's safe & legal to
    pass and then to do so safely.
     
    Adam Funk, Feb 28, 2011
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    Adam Funk, Feb 28, 2011
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