Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stupid Inflammatory Comment of the Day

This quote comes from Sgt. Tom O'Brien up in Ontario Canada in a recent op-ed.

...bicycles in London should generally disappear after the first few days of snow and not reappear until the drains are filling with melt water... I am amazed why anyone would jeopardize their lives by riding on icy, slippery roads where any miscue could lead to a nasty fall or worse."

Thanks for the concern officer, I just hope you don't start enforcing that opinion like officers have started enforcing imaginary laws in Texas to get cyclists off the street.


Daniel said...

I'm amazed that motorists would jeopardize both their own and others lives by driving in icy conditions ... but wait, that's serious transportation, not just ridin' a bike.

CarFree Stupidity said...

Another example of "get out of my way because I'm bigger, faster, and have more right to the road than others do." Its just sad that this type of thinking is really so institutionalized.

I also love the fact that he frames his comments by saying hes basically just looking out for everyone's safety.

CarFree Stupidity said...

I would also like to add that the three times I have gone down this winter were all off street. I actually find that riding in the street (the busier the better) is better because the cars clear off the streets.

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