The bicyclists here are quite nice
. Once they see a car coming up from behind they drift the curb to allow safe passage. I give then a wide birth after I make sure everything is clear. However, I wait and stay behind the biker if he/she has intentions of turn left, can't tell ya how many close calls I have seen where a biker has his arm out to turn left and a driver almost nails them as they try to pass.
Most of the residential streets here are wide enough on both sides for bikers and drivers to share the road alike. Some have bike lanes, some don't but the roads were made wide enough for safe travel of bikes and vehicles alike.
Today I was aggrivated at a truck that had more than half the back of his vehicle sticking out of the median when he pulled out to turn left. I had to slam the breaks.
And currently the YJ barely has a clutch, I have to keep pumping it at stop lights. I believe there are some bubbles in the slave cylinder. Drove it without the clutch today on wet road and leaves. I fishtailed quite a few times. Took it very easy coming home today.
Looked up some laws of NC regarding bicyclists , they are supposed to stay right here
"When riding on a roadway, a bicyclist must ride in
the same direction as other traffic. Also, the bicyclist
must travel in the right-hand lane and should ride
as close as practicable to the right-hand edge of
the highway. [?20-146(a)] Exceptions to this
law are provided when the bicyclist is making
• Passing another vehicle moving in the same
• Avoiding a dangerous obstruction
• Riding on a one-way street [?20-146(a)(4)]
• Preparing for a left turn. [?20-146(e)]"
A bicyclist cannot take actions to prevent another
vehicle from lawfully passing. For example, the vehicle
being passed must give way to the right when given an
audible signal, and may not increase their speed until
they are completely passed. [?20-149
Whether biking or driving one should not antagonize another, this includes biker and driver. Neither should stop in the middle of the road, or purposely block lane to prevent passing.