Sunday, April 06, 2008

The bike version of a dorky driver safety film



Actually, it's not a bad little video. That said, I've tried getting into the left-hand turn lanes at stoplights in McKinleyville only to find that the lights don't change. Apparently they're triggered by sensors in the road that don't recognize bikes. So there you sit, in the middle of the road, looking like an idiot and waiting for a light to change, even though it never will unless a car pulls up behind you.

Eventually, you have no choice but to violate every traffic rule in the book in an effort to extricate yourself from the awkward situation.

4 Comments:

Blogger Aaron Antrim said...

This reminds me of another kind of training video -- found by Green Wheels member Brian Acord. Bikes Belong in Traffic - SFPD Trainning Video is a good example of materials to help officers.

Jack, would you be willing to put a link to Green Wheels in your blogroll? Plus, I'm sure you know about our Gala, and it would be great to meet you there.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

Aaron,
I added your link. Cheers – Jack

3:50 PM  
Blogger gb05 said...

The video was good, but somewhat unrealistic. None of the car drivers in the video were yeliing at or giving the finger to the bike rider.

9:00 AM  
Blogger gb05 said...

Here is a blog post for you to
explore:
Reinventando a bicicleta
http://www.mdig.com.br/index.php?itemid=2624

5:10 PM  

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