To the lady (and I use that term loosely) in the red Cavalier, KY License 512-CDC:
- Do not honk at a cyclist to get their attention. It makes us nervous and could cause a serious accident.
- I assume by your pointing and hollering that you wanted me to get on the sidewalk and were not just confused about which finger to use to signal frustration. To that end, local regulations (specifically Title VII: Traffic Code 74.01) state that “no person over 11 years old shall operate a bicycle on any sidewalk in Louisville Metro, and nobody of any age shall ride on the sidewalk downtown.” As I personally have passed the age of 11 some two decades ago and I was operating my bicycle within the city limits, I was perfectly within my right to to be in the turning lane in front of you.
- Was the extra 4 seconds it took to go around me too much for you? Especially since I saw you had to stop at the next red light as well?! I hope you arrived wherever you needed to go without too much delay.
OHHHH SNAP! Yes, I did just “lay down the law” on some ignorant fool who thinks that just because their vehicle takes up more space that they are entitled to make up their own rules. And, if by chance you know this person…feel free to set them straight. They may have been the first to have been publicly called out, but they won’t be the last I’m sure.
Now then…proceed with caution…and I’ll see you in the funny papers!