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Sarah Stone, Moorhead, Published June 24 2013

Letter: All need to learn rules of the road

In response to the “Doofus biker crowd” letter to the editor (Forum, June 20):

As a responsible biker I agree with this letter. It makes me mad to see bikers driving down sidewalks, not following traffic laws, or even worse, on the road, but going the wrong way.

That being said, as a biker who rides on the street correctly, following the traffic laws, I have been harassed by drivers for being on the road. I use hand signals and bike lanes when they are present. When they are not present, I have just as much right to be on the road without having profanities screamed at me.

I’ve lived in communities that completely embrace bikers (Madison, Wis., and Minneapolis) and never experienced the rage of drivers who want me to “get the (profanity) off the (profanity) road” and much worse. I was almost pushed off the road on purpose last summer after being screamed at.

In this community, both drivers and bikers need to learn the rules of the road.