Illinois recently introduced a new specialty license plate. The plate has a sign "Share the Road," with a person riding a bicycle. The motto at the bottom of the license plate states "same rights, same rules."
The motto is a joke! In Oak Park our free-spirited cyclers do whatever they want without any regard to traffic safety. They blow through red lights and stop signs at high speeds. I saw one woman pulling a small trailer with a child aboard go through a red light and she was t-boned by a van.
The vast majority of bicyclists have no regard for traffic laws. The sad truth is that accidents caused by these law-breakers usually end up costing the motorist.
The motto should be changed to "Hit me and I'll sue you."
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