Bicyclists do have right to safety

Published: Friday, Sep. 27, 2013 - 2:09 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Sep. 27, 2013 - 5:39 pm

Re "Bicyclists have too many rights" (Letters, Sept. 26): The letter writer seems to have some assumptions which are not correct. She states that "As motorists we pay license fees and gas taxes to travel on the roads" and "Bicyclists don't have to pay the same."

I hate to burst the writer's bubble, but I am a cyclist and also a motorist. I pay the same license fees and fuel taxes that she pays. I think most cyclists also own automobiles, so that argument just doesn't hold water.

It is unfortunate that a single unfortunate incident with some cyclists "years ago" has colored her attitude. But the simple fact is, that most cyclists pay road taxes, and are entitled to safe use of those roads, the same as anyone else.

-- David Link, Sacramento

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