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Friday, July 18, 2014

Ind. Law - In Indy, " Confusing laws vex Indiana drivers, cyclists"

Brian Easton had this story July 15th in the Indianapolis Star. A few quotes:

State law generally puts the burden on motorists to "exercise due caution" to avoid vulnerable road users. But it can be confusing for motorists what a cyclist is planning to do — and Worland said "rogue cyclists" who break the rules of the road make it that much more difficult for the two sides to get along.

"That means stop at stop signs, stop at red lights ... there are a lot of cyclists that don't do that," Worland said. "It gives cyclists who are serious about it a bad rap."

ILB: My biggest issue is cyclists who don't stop at red lights. One specific problem I've experienced twice when making a right turn on red, after carefully checking traffic and with my right turn signal on, has been having a cyclist appear out of nowhere from behind me, on the sidewalk to my right, and zoom through the red light just as I have been half-way through the right turn.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 18, 2014 11:17 AM
Posted to Indiana Law