Angry drivers are always scary but far more so when you’re on a bike. Here’s how to safely get out of a bad situation.
BY JOE LINDSEY
It’s a sad commentary that almost any cyclist can tell a story of a time when a driver was verbally or physically aggressive toward them. In fact, most of us can tell that story from a time when we were in a car, too. A 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found some 80 percent of drivers expressed “significant anger, aggression, or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year.” What’s worse is that according to the study, an estimated eight million US drivers engaged in “extreme” road rage, such as purposely hitting another vehicle. Read more
While riding north today on 75th Street in Hygiene a fellow cyclist approached, telling me about an incident recently on Rabbit Mountain. She said she had been openly taunted and harassed by a man in a pickup truck, and fearedRead More