Letter to the editor- Cyclists flirt with death | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Letter to the editor- Cyclists flirt with death

To the editor:

My friend of many years and myself love this time of year – warm days to enjoy our mountains and beach and cool nights, which make it easy to fall asleep. We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful environment. However, one situation bothers the two of us very strongly, and that is the cyclists who think they own the road. We have seen them – young, middle aged, senior – pay absolutely no attention to the rules of the road. Like many auto drivers, a red light means nothing to them. They think the sidewalks are for them and get mad when you tell them to use their bike trails.

We have seen the cyclist weave in and out of traffic in front of our city cabs, the shuttle buses, and worst of all, grabbing on to the trolley for a free ride. Summer is officially here the 21st of June and already it’s as big a problem as we have seen. I wish our police department would hire a couple officers just to go after and ticket the very arrogant cyclist. A ticket or two would get the message to them to obey the rules of the road.

We would like to say this to them who do not: Stop riding in town like lightning and thunder. It could cost you long before your time to end up 6 feet under!

Bob Hoskins

Jude Benoit

South Lake Tahoe

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