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.