AARP pushing legislation to reduce pe...

AARP pushing legislation to reduce pedestrian, bicyclist fatalities in Alabama cities

There are 8 comments on the Everything Alabama story from Apr 19, 2011, titled AARP pushing legislation to reduce pedestrian, bicyclist fatalities in Alabama cities. In it, Everything Alabama reports that:

The American Association of Retired Persons, which is pushing for safer streets for pedestrians and bicyclists, released statistics today showing Alabama's most dangerous streets are in Mobile, Hoover, Huntsville and Montgomery.

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well

Memphis, TN

#1 Apr 19, 2011
Keep the people AND the bikes off the road.Give them a $100.00 fine if they get on the road!!!!!!!!!
Yetti

Auburn, AL

#2 Apr 19, 2011
I understand that the bikers want to shape up or train, but I do have an issue with people riding their bikes in areas that are very hazardous, such as on roads with limits posted higher than 35. There is no reason why they should ride their bikes on roads with such limits. I know that that they like to change scenery, but when you're on a road that has a 45 mph posted limit and people are pushing the law by going 50 in cars, it is hard to stop after a bind turn when there is a biker going 20 tops, usually slower.

I like sharing the road, but they also need to keep the safety of themselves and other drivers in the back of their heads.
44gre

Auburn University, AL

#3 Apr 20, 2011
The AARP is nothing more than a shell for liberal propaganda.
They should shut the hell up and get back to helping the elderly
Instructor

United States

#4 Apr 24, 2011
Bicycles are vehicles, too, and the drivers of such vehicles have the same rights and responsibilities as other drivers of vehicles. This is written in the Code of Alabama and is protected by the U.S. Constitution as well (we are free to choose our mode of transportation). This is as conservative an issue as gun rights (I am pro gun rights, BTW, and am a conservative).

Perhaps if one cannot control their motor vehicle in a safe enough manner that allows for caution in approaching blind curves, one should not be driving a motor vehicle. What if in that blind curve there is a slow-moving piece of farm equipment or motor vehicle experiencing engine trouble?

Saying people will break the law by speeding or driving distracted anyway is not sufficient to legitimize your arguments.
peckerhead

Opelika, AL

#5 Apr 24, 2011
Cars going 15mph in a 45 mph zone get pulled over for posing a safety hazard. How is a bicyclist any different?
Claiming you have rights will not save your life if you do stupid things*
well

Memphis, TN

#6 Apr 24, 2011
If bicycles are vehicles make them buy a tag for it.And make them do the speed limits.
Yetti

Auburn, AL

#7 Apr 25, 2011
well wrote:
If bicycles are vehicles make them buy a tag for it.And make them do the speed limits.
Exactly, if they are using the public roads; they deserve to be taxed for licensing each year, have mandatory bicycle insurance, and have to take training and earn an endorsement on their license...like everyone else that operates a specialized vehicle- a motorcycle, semi, school bus, etc. They are not special (although they think they are).
Automobile Driver

Columbus, GA

#8 May 10, 2011
Instructor wrote:
Bicycles are vehicles, too, and the drivers of such vehicles have the same rights and responsibilities as other drivers of vehicles. This is written in the Code of Alabama and is protected by the U.S. Constitution as well (we are free to choose our mode of transportation). This is as conservative an issue as gun rights (I am pro gun rights, BTW, and am a conservative).
Perhaps if one cannot control their motor vehicle in a safe enough manner that allows for caution in approaching blind curves, one should not be driving a motor vehicle. What if in that blind curve there is a slow-moving piece of farm equipment or motor vehicle experiencing engine trouble?
Saying people will break the law by speeding or driving distracted anyway is not sufficient to legitimize your arguments.
Then bicycles should do the f*cking speed limit or be confined to roads that are 20mph or less.

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