Save Our Streets
|I've written about this before and will be writing about it again
but when is something going to be done about these bicycles on Loudon
County commission can't do anything about it but the sheriff's office sure can.
There are already laws on the books to prevent this. Bicyclist can not impede traffic? Did you know that bicyclist can not ride more than two abreast and must ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway. Did you know that bicyclist must obey all the same traffic laws as vehicles?
The definition of impede, "to delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; To hinder." I'll ask you, have you ever been impeded by bicyclists? Ever gotten behind bicyclists riding more than 2 abreast?
If nothing else, they should be charged with inciting violence. That's right, violence. Don't know about you but when I get behind a bunch of these traffic impeders with those ridiculous looking shorts and helmets sipping their water bottles with traffic backing up behind them, makes me feel violent.
Based on the number of bicyclist who choose to clog up Loudon County roads, if the sheriff's office would start writing tickets, that might generate enough revenue to help pay for the new jail. Just a thought.
Again, here are the state laws that govern bicycle riding on county roads.