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The problem is the birkes think the road is theirs and there isn’t even a shoulder for them to ride on so they ride in the road. I hate seeing misconceptions like this, actually, yes they do have as much right to the road as a motorist. Check out for a summary of traffic law specific to bicycles. Paraphrasing: The motorist must always remember that cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of a motor vehicle. You should bicycle as far to the right as is practicable. If there is a safe shoulder, use it instead of the traffic lane. Smart cyclists plot a line straight down the roadway three to four feet from the curb or parked car. So, if there is no shoulder, or no safe shoulder a bicycles should and can legally ride 3 to 4 into the roadway and motorists are legally obliged to exercise due care to avoid colliding with them.A nice wide shoulder would make everyone happier and safer too. Everyone following speed limits would reduce near misses as well.Here are two sections from that web site:Q1. Where on the road may a bicyclist travel? A1. If there is a usable bicycle lane, the bicyclists must use it. If there is no bicycle lane or it is unusable due to parked cars or other hazards, the bicyclists may drive either on the right shoulder or near the right edge or curb of the roadway. Bicyclists may move further left to avoid hazards such as parked cars or debris, but the bicyclists must avoid undue interference with other traffic (Sec. 1234(a))You should bicycle as far to the right as is practicable. If there is a safe shoulder, use it instead of the traffic lane. Smart cyclists plot a line straight down the roadway three to four feet from the curb or parked car. This allows them space to avoid road hazards and to be more visible to motorists and pedestrians.Q2. Is a motorist required to treat bicyclists any differently from a motorist? A2. The motorist must always remember that cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of a motor vehicle and motorists are required to exercise due care to avoid colliding with bicyclists (Sec. 1146). As a safety measure, motorists should make scanning for cyclists second nature, giving cyclists plenty of clearance when passing them and the right-of-way when appropriate.

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