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    paint with a broad brush then, instead of singling out drivers that are idiots?

    I drive in NYC all the time and it is torture for everyone.  But I see both in my own driving and as I'm walking around, bikers that see a car just about to go into a turn and the biker tries to cut them off and holy hell breaks loose as the biker swerves around the car rather than stop or go around the other side or act in any way like a decent partner on the fucking road.  I can't go through an empty intersection as I come up a residential cross street without people walking and riding their bikes right in front of my car without even looking while I have the right of way.

    We both have idiots walking right in front of us, cabbies that could not care less about traffic rules or common decency and we both have it tough.  But I've yet to see a biker stop for a light if they thought they could use their agility to just make it through and I've never seen a biker stop or even slow down if they thought they could make a car hit its breaks as it starts into turn as the light starts to change.  They also feel free to graze pedestrians and even people pulling or pushing hand trucks.

    My political compass: Economic: -7.38 Social: -5.79

    by musicalhair on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 09:16:51 AM PDT

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