Bicylists should be aware: They can kill too
Bicyclists tend to think of themselves as the road's good guys. They use less fuel, pollute leass and exposed themselves to more risks than drivers. And, for the most part, they pose a minimal threat to others.
But not always. A National Public Radio story out of San Francisco reminds us that bicycles can kill too when they are not operated safely. Bicycles may be the lightest vehicles on the road, but they are still vehicles and can reach deadly speeds. And pedestrians are just as vulnerable to speeding bicycles as bicyclists are to recklessly driven cars.
From my observations, Baltimore's bicyclists can really use this reminder. All too often, bicyclists here act as if no laws apply to them -- especially at red lights. Most organized bicycle groups are very safety-conscious, and will likely want to pass this news item along to their members.