Thanks but no thanks

2018-08-19

Don't yield the right of way

Motorists, please stop being nice at intersections and trying to give cyclists a chance to go through the intersection out of turn. You're simply making the whole situation harder than it has to be.

Fellow cyclists, please stop blowing intersections when there are cars that have the right of way.

The reason for this is simple: Most motorists don't yield the right of way and we shouldn't expect them to. The safest thing for a cyclist to do is to assume that the driver is not going to yield right of way and to take their turn.