Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Red Light Runners

I see this all the time in certain parts of the Milwaukee area, but not usually out in the western suburbs at 8 a.m.
Until today.

I pull up to the light and like a good law abiding cyclist stop and wait for the it to change.  Good thing I did because this woman who, although you can't really tell from the video, was on her phone and proceeded to blow this light.  Now I understand if you misjudge and think you'll make it on yellow but this was red for almost a full second before she even entered the intersection.  I wish I had gotten the plate, I would have gone to the police for sure. People PUT THE PHONES DOWN!

If you kill someone while on your phone and you get sentenced to prison, I'm guessing you will realize that call or text could have waited!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Invisible Again

It happens quite often to bicyclists; drivers do something stupid, dangerous, or illegal, or all of the above which affects a cyclist, and if called out claim they "didn't see the bicyclist".  I've often thought this was more of an admission of guilt than an excuse, but regardless, it never ceases to amaze me how utterly clueless some people are while on the public roadways.

This guy then had the nerve to honk at me after I let him know that there was someone else on the road that had the right of way who he had cut off.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Looking Right and Turning Left

The woman driving the red car was looking the wrong way for almost the entire time she was turning.
She only looked in the direction she was turning at the last second.  I think the first car turning in front of me is what saved me from getting hit by the red car.  If I hadn't slowed down for the first car, I might have been going fast enough that I couldn't avoid the red car like I did.
I couldn't get the plate number.  I certainly would have called the cops on her if I could have.

Friday, April 21, 2017

All For a Red Light

The woman in this Lincoln 597-XWL was in such a hurry to get around me that she had to pass into oncoming traffic in spite of the fact that the road widens out to two lanes in each direction just a few feet past her crazy pass.  But the most ridiculous part is that you could see the traffic light ahead, it was yellow, so she knew she'd have to stop and wait anyhow, but still felt it necessary to risk her life and the life of the driver in the oncoming lane.