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LOL ... I have to say that was my 1st thought as well ...
Scott's correct ... "actus reus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea" ... some crimes require a guilty mind; the intent to commit the crime.
Alas amateur scientists (Finn & Doyle) never learned that correlation does not imply causation. They may be correct (by accident) but science has not (so far) proved their claims.
It can be a lightening rod of a position to hold ... I think Tracy has done a grand job and leaves big shoes to fill.
What a perfect choice! A renaissance woman of great intellect and passion.
I think this is brilliant and my hat is off to McClurg's ... nicely done!!!! Thank you!
I am so tired of cleaning up 'bear' trash from neighbor trashcans that this is something I can support. The other piece of this is recycling ... 50% of what I pickup or see scattered around town is recycling folks have put out the night before their pickup. The city seems to have no problem ticketing/warning folks who park on the street overnight during the winter ... why do they choose to ignore existing ordinances for trash and recycling put out overnight?
"When we are not on our bikes, we are motor vehicle drivers or pedestrians. Let’s ride the same way we would like cyclists to ride when we are behind the wheel and remember that “Share the Road” applies to cyclists, too."
I think this is really the key ... this isn't about bikes vs. cars vs. trucks vs. horses, etc. ... it's about awareness and sharing the same space (the roads and trails). People blow past the rules/laws and common sense ... regardless of the mode of transportation.
My completely unscientific observation is we have lots of riders and drivers (regardless of the mix of offenders) ignoring the world and rules around them ... creating problems ... sometimes really dangerous ones. Personally I think the problems are ambiguous traffic rules in Steamboat (Boulder has made some real strides in defining, publishing and enforcing driver/rider rules), poor signage, and callous disregard for the consequences of not obeying the law ... this last point, I think, is because there just isn't nearly enough enforcement.
As a rider and driver I have to admit I'm astonished at the position some riders put themselves in ... leaving rules behind for a moment ... there's not much doubt who looses in a bike/car/truck collision so I find myself riding pretty defensively.
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