Letter: Laws of road are dangerous to cyclists

Laws of road are dangerous to cyclists

To the editor:

I read with dismay the August 4 obituary of the beautiful 22-year-old Mary Wilk who was killed when she was struck from behind while riding her bicycle. I have never understood the law that requires a person riding a bike to ride with traffic instead of against it which is the way I was taught when I learned to ride.

Whenever I approach someone on a bicycle while driving, I am always nervous that they might not be aware of me and would feel so much better if they were facing me. I truly believe there would be a lot fewer car/bicycle accidents if the law was reversed so that both rider and driver were always aware of each other.

I would like to know who makes these ridiculous laws?

Patricia Spaniol, Stephentown, N.Y.


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