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Common sense as a kid too


Re: Lane there for cyclist safety, November 18.

Well John, I in fact have bucket loads of common sense. I even had common sense when I was a kid. I used to ride a bike without a helmet, no high viz, without a bike lane and guess what, I had the common sense to know it was my responsibility to keep myself safe and watch for, as you put it, idiots.

See, that’s the problem today — people growing up without common sense and personal responsibility.

Not sure I really condemned Andy, seems a bit harsh, but that’s your opinion and again I have the common sense to know you’re allowed to have one.

A. Abbott

  1. John Adams says:

    You and I grew up in an era without a drunk driven Hilux on every road, where people were not rushing to work, caught in traffic and frustrated. With drivers barely paying attention.

    Bragging about not wearing a helmet or safety gear makes you look like a moron and does little to help your point.

  2. Lara says:

    There are more vehicles on the road. Many of them SUV and trucks. People drive more quickly and may be distracted.
    I scooter around town every day. Its a fun and cheap way to get around but I have to keep my wits about me. I have had several near misses with inattentive or entitled drivers.
    Share the roads.