An idea for discussing lane control with non-cyclists (and perhaps even cyclists): I’ve tried this a couple times and it certainly gets people thinking.
I either show them an image or video of a lane-controlling cyclist on a high-speed arterial, or just describe it, then ask: “If you saw that, what would you think?”
Of course, the usual answer includes terms like “crazy” and/or “dangerous.”
Then I ask: “What if you saw this once a month?”
“Once a week?”
“Once a day?”
“Every ten minutes?” (pause and let them think/answer after each)
It gets them to realize that perhaps their perception of what is PROPER is based on what they believe is NORMAL, and not based on the law, data or reasoning.
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