cyclist's say share the road-the Law says give a 3ft, birth to Cyclist's, Well to me it's like this -share the expense for wider roads, Bike Lanes, register , have your road Bike Inspected and Insured like Motorist's..have lights and turn signals. & plates..Now you can share the Road too !!--The Sate passed anther Bike Law -If a Cyclist, his hit by a motor vehicle -the motorist has to prove it was the Cyclist's Fault-now we as motorist's should go out and get Dash cams -CYA !!!!--
Maine is not nor has ever been noted for wide Roads-Primary or secondary,the ones I travel are narrower-to the white line, approx. 8 ft. from center line to white..No shoulders, and sfter that Sand & Gravel,then ditch, woods or HELL !! So when you give the 3ft birth-you come or do cross the center line or you have to slow/stop in flowing traffic to allow the cyclist's to continue on their merry speed of travel -all the time you watch them wobble to & fro as they maneuver our great roads..If the tip & fall into your Lane -you swerve to avoid and bam right into on coming traffic -you my friend just caused a Head-on ..your fault !!-If you hit the Biker -Bam -again your fault--we all know that we as drivers are to be in control of the vehicle at all times-period..Shouldn't the biker be responsible more-( i.e.) when you go to a ski -area-You buy a ticket to use the facility-your tickets state -you the ticket holder are solely-Responsible for your actions and damage caused by you-and that your ticket can be removed by any staff member for any Violation).. Canoeist don't register or get an invasive plant sticker, hiker don't pay a use tax/permit, to maintain trails -which infact using the same trails -hikers walk on top to eroded tree roots, thus killing vegetation.. So I say pay as you go-why make one group pay for everyone else-same as hunters/fisherman !! your thoughts ??--Mine Cyclist's would help pay for their share of the roads..