Thread: Bicycling rules
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Old 25.04.2021, 19:36
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Re: Bicycling rules

People should not yield their priority and others should not accept their yield. I can think of many different cases where yielding to "be nice" can be extremely dangerous and lead to a serious accident. The first ones that come to mind are:

- Traffic behind the vehicle that yields, does not expect - obviously - their yielding.

- another vehicle (car, bike, bicycle, whatever), on the lane next to the yielding vehicle, takes advantage of their priority and cross the intersection...

I personally do not accept their "kind" yielding and insist on them advancing.

The same goes for pedestrian crossings. Some pedestrians yield their priority, but another pedestrian from the same or opposite side of the crossing, might not notice and cross at the same time the car advances...

Traffic rules are to be obeyed, for the safety of everyone. By yielding priority, one disobeys the rules and creates unsafe traffic situations. Period.
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