APD Should Monitor Bikes and Cars

RECEIVED Thu., Nov. 13, 2008

Dear Editor,
    A biker-for-transportation myself, I fully support the Austin Police Department cracking down on bikers breaking traffic laws [“APD vs. Cyclists,” News. Nov. 14]. However, I would like to see APD crack down on cars creating unsafe transportation issues for bikers. In the past week alone, I have had cars get in the left lane to turn right around me (clipping my back wheel), turn left in front of me, and push me dangerously far right on the road. Yes, unsafe bikers are a problem; however, cars creating unsafe situations are much more likely to cause fatalities. Priorities, APD?
Riley Lym
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