Bicycling in and around Atlanta.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The most dangerous time to ride

Based on my experience 10 minutes ago, I’ve come to the conclusion that lunchtime is the most dangerous time of the day to ride.  Why?  First, drivers seem to speed more at lunchtime and without the rush hour gridlock to slow them down, they blast down neighborhood streets at twice the speed limit.  Secondly, far too many of them seem to be taking multi-tasking to a whole new level by simultaneously eating, talking of the telephone, and/or emailing on their blackberries.  Finally there are the readers, I have a special contempt for road readers but when they combine reading, driving, and eating well that’s just too much.  Please, put down your newspapers and your novels, and just concentrate on driving. 

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