human909 wrote:I find it hilarious that if a riding is travelling faster than cars nearby then they should slow down because it is dangerous.
Yet the same people will abuse and tell cyclists that they shouldn't be on the road if cars are travelling faster than the nearby cyclists.
Yes, that's exactly the thing isn't it. In just about every single case like this, if you reversed the position of the car and the cyclist then (in the public perception) the cyclist would still be at fault!
Imagine for example that a cyclist were making a right turn across several lanes of oncoming traffic. The outside lane traffic is stopped so the cyclist decides to turn straight through the gap, but the inside lane still has traffic flowing so the cyclist gets taken out. Those same commenters would now be complaining how the stupid cyclist ploughed straight through an intersection without looking. In other words, they would suddenly adopt the exact opposite position on who's at fault.
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