Steamboat Springs Anybody threatened by an aggressive driver should call *277 to report the license plate and description of the driver.
Our right to use Colorado's roads is not based on who has the largest, most threatening vehicle, and cyclists are not, as Jack Horner asserts in his letter last Sunday, required to ride to the right of the white line to allow motorized vehicles to pass. On the contrary, Colorado law states: "Every person riding a bicycle shall have all of the rights and duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under this article" and "Any person riding a bicycle shall ride in the right-hand lane. When being overtaken by another vehicle, such person shall ride as close to the right-hand side as practicable. Where a paved shoulder suitable for bicycle riding is present, persons operating bicycles shall ride on the paved shoulder."
Bicycles aren't required to ride on dirt shoulders or to yield to motorized vehicles. Motorists need to wait for a safe passing zone whether they are passing another vehicle, a slow moving truck hauling horses or hay, bicycles, pedestrians or anybody else.