Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The SELZ Case – Revisited | Steve Magas Ohio's Bike Lawyer
League of American Bicyclists president Andy Clarke recently told the Oklahoma Bike Summit, in response to a question about LAB's active oppostion* to Reed Bates' 'Impeding Traffic' citations/conviction in Texas: “His case was a disaster waiting to happen. It would not have set a precedent. He was not a sympathetic character.”
It's nice to know which side of "right" Clarke and the LAB Board stand on.
As Mr. Bates said in opposition to the so-called Safe Passing Law (which probably would have decreased the passing space allocated to cyclists while simultaneously removing bicyclists from the full legal category of vehicle operators): "We need better advocates."