Defensive driving and pedaling is Survival 101 - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Letters To The Editor

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Defensive driving and pedaling is Survival 101

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, November 30, 2007 12:00 am

Dear Editor: Ryan Casey's Nov. 7 piece on the remarkable recovery of George Esahak-Gage is a testimony to the resilient human spirit. I applaud his tenacity. What impresses me even more is George's refusal to ride a bike on busy Arizona roads due to a justified fear of bad drivers. Would that more cyclists follow his lead. Arizona motorists are made-up of way too many drunks, dopers, sleepers, the unlicensed (including illegals that cannot read traffic control signs), the uninsured and a hodgepodge of careless and inattentive persons. Unfortunately, that situation is not likely to change. People here are hell bent on going nowhere fast, and the speed differential between motor vehicles and bicycles is not conducive to safe streets. Boulder, Colo., the Esahak-Gage's summer digs, known for its tree-huggers and other greens who resist the faster pace of life in the 21st century, may well be a Shangri-la for cyclists. But as the old adage goes about doing what the Romans do when in Rome, like it or not ... this is Rome! Defensive driving and pedaling is Survival 101. Bob McCarthy Retired DPS

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature ...

Creature Feature — Arabian Oryx

Did you know the Phoenix Zoo helped save the Arabian Oryx from extinction? Operation Oryx started...

2016 World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

By Coleton Berry, Special to GetOut On Feb. 13-14, at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, dancers from v...

Online poll

Loading…
prev next