Oh, i almost forgot.<quoted text>Mike, ignorance of the law could get you in big trouble legally. Cars do NOT own the road in Missouri. State law dictates that motorists MUST share the road. Period.
What you pay in taxes, etc., makes not a bit of difference. You don't pay out as much in fees as a commercial trucker ... but that doesn't mean that truck driver has more legal right to the road than you do, or more protection under the law.
Better study up a little bit, don't you think? So much for "lame arguments," friend. It's everyone's job to use the roads sanely and with common sense, as well as courtesy.
You stated " motorists must share the road equally" thats correct. Where is the motor on a bicycle? A cyclist isnt considered a motorist rendering your entire argument invalid.