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(About.com)   Because cyclists aren't bad enough. Illinois set to classify inline skaters as "vehicles" and allow them to to skate on the streets, ignore traffic laws   (inlineskating.about.com) divider line 18
    More: Stupid, Illinois, Illinois General Assembly, safety hazards, skates  
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2013-01-01 12:47:06 PM
4 votes:
Im sure this will work just as well for roller-bladers as cyclists...

Just remember to spray it with PAM so the spandex, santorum and smug doesn't ruin your paint.

www.snowplowpartscanada.com
2013-01-01 03:55:05 PM
3 votes:
Had a guy in a car try to hit me once while I was skating, but he was in a Miata and I didn't want to damage it.....
2013-01-01 12:09:48 PM
3 votes:
I hope this means they can get DUIs.

Of course the average inline skater is so goddamned clumsy it'd be hard to pick out the drunk ones.
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-01-01 11:27:33 AM
3 votes:

ZAZ: If they are legally vehicles, does running one over count as vandalism rather than assault?


I'm pretty sure that would be assault. However spray painting or keying them would probably only be a misdemeanor vandalism charge. So it could turn out to be fun after all.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-01 11:15:33 AM
3 votes:
If they are legally vehicles, does running one over count as vandalism rather than assault?
2013-01-01 12:19:23 PM
2 votes:
If only cyclists observed all the traffic laws as diligently as motorists!
2013-01-02 04:20:49 AM
1 votes:

al's hat: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: YouPeopleAreCrazy: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Don't forget a proportional cost of enforcement of the rules cyclists regularly ignore.

As opposed to the speeders and red light runners in motor vehicles? Please.
Now add in the cost to take care of the damage done by the respective vehicles. 200lbs (me+bike) crashing into something does not begin to approach the damage of 4600lbs (me+F-150) crashing into something.

I fully agree that a LOT of cyclists routinely do stupid shiat. Blow red lights and stop signs, ride the wrong direction, etc, etc, etc. Asshats.
But so do motor vehicle operators. I could pick any random 1000 yard stretch of street here, and I would be surprised if the percentage of MV operators breaking some law was under 80%.

You notice the bike riders, because they annoy you. If one were to follow you around, how many laws do you break on a normal day?

Well, considering I work from home and rarely drive none there. I also live in downtown and you'll get smoked if you jaywalk, so none there either. Umm, I guess I'm just courteous? I suppose that's why I would like to see everyone follow the law. Even retards on bikes.

/I do, what makes you better than me?

I don't use the word "retard" casually.


Wow, setting that bar awfully high.
2013-01-01 04:04:12 PM
1 votes:
I think it would be really funny if a bunch of roller-bladers clogged up the bike lane going 5 MPH, making a line of cyclists trying to do 12 MPH pile up behind them.
2013-01-01 03:05:29 PM
1 votes:

Zarquon's Flat Tire: I love the "You drive 5 over the speed limit so I get to disregard stop lights and signs" argument.


I know! It's almost like people are hypocrites and then they get all butthurt when you point it out.
2013-01-01 02:49:21 PM
1 votes:
www.chud.com

Obligatory


Also, Illinois is the answer to the "if you don't love higher taxes maybe you shouldn't use the roads or any public services" bullshiat. One of the most highly taxed states in the nation. Some of the worst roads and services. The state is completely bankrupt and they are always looking for new and creative ways to squeeze more money from the citizens. Chicago is, as it is in so many other areas, the worst example of this.

I suspect that since the cyclists are too fast or difficult to catch, and therefore fine, when they commit an offense this is an attempt by the city to generate revenue by means of a slower more easily apprehended offender.

Fark you Illinois. Fark you in the face.

It can't be over soon enough
2013-01-01 02:28:24 PM
1 votes:
The reason people generalize cyclists is because it's true.
2013-01-01 01:50:58 PM
1 votes:

thornhill: This is all an enforcement issue. If people believe laws are enforced, they don't break them.

Nobody driving a car runs a red or stop sign even if there is clearly no other car in the area because they know if the police catch them, there are going to be serious repercussions.

Cyclists never get pulled over and ticketed for breaking traffic laws; they conclude the laws are never enforced; and thus, don't think twice about breaking them.

Cities need to start putting traffic cops on corners and ticketing bicyclists.


I imagine a police-issued potato-cannon that fires a broomstick into their spokes from up to 100 feet away
2013-01-01 01:04:39 PM
1 votes:
"friends don't let friends fruit boot"

they are fruit boots.
2013-01-01 12:52:55 PM
1 votes:
It's too early for a bike hate thread.

I'm gonna pull on my lycra shorts, get on my bike and run some god damn stop signs.
2013-01-01 12:36:06 PM
1 votes:

Katolu: Tanukis_Parachute: january 1 and already had a run in with a cyclist that thought the stop sign was a 'suggestion'.

four way stop...i got there first. start to go and a biker blows thru from my right and starts yelling at me for having the audacity to slow him down.

he yelled at me that he was in 'training'. i guess it is training to be dead quicker.

Who knew that you had to train to be a d-bag?


Chris Brown?
2013-01-01 12:31:19 PM
1 votes:
We can't even get cars to follow traffic laws, why are we pretending bicyclists are the big problem?

/got a speeding ticket on a bike
44 in a 20
2013-01-01 12:28:48 PM
1 votes:

Tanukis_Parachute: january 1 and already had a run in with a cyclist that thought the stop sign was a 'suggestion'.

four way stop...i got there first. start to go and a biker blows thru from my right and starts yelling at me for having the audacity to slow him down.

he yelled at me that he was in 'training'. i guess it is training to be dead quicker.


Who knew that you had to train to be a d-bag?
2013-01-01 12:26:33 PM
1 votes:
One word: Targets
 
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