Regarding the NCDOT actions to reduce bicycle-auto accidents, I am wondering what it is going to take to actually have this happen. Most of the cyclists I have encountered seem to think they can run more than four abreast across a busy road and not give lead way to drivers behind them. Doesn’t the rule of the road state that cyclists should go single file to allow drivers to get around them?
I have written about this numerous times, but each spring when the cyclists come out en mass, drivers encounter the same problems. Local law enforcement of this law doesn’t exist. The cyclist packs need to be educated that they don’t own the road but must share it with the driving public. I have yet to see this happen, especially with the growth that Wake County has seen. There must be give and take on both sides.
What the DOT says in changing the law is a lot different from what it is going to take for police to enforce it. Education must come from law enforcement and TV to bring more awareness to both sides to make our roads safe.