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9:12 AM Mon, Sept. 24th

Letter: Sharing the road with cyclists is the law

As a cyclist I consider Bill McCollum's Sept. 21 letter threatening.

I see an individual who doesn't care if he injures or kills a cyclist, as long as it doesn't inconvenience him.

Motorists do not have exclusive rights to the roads; cyclists have the same right to use the roadways as they do. The law allows us a minimum of three feet of clearance and motorists can pass only when safe to do so. That is the law. If Mr. McCullum stays on his side of the double yellow lines he will not "suddenly face an 18-wheeler." His impatience one day may kill someone. The risk isn't worth a few minutes of his time.

Now that Mr. McCullum's letter is a matter of public record, someone may use it against him in a court of law if he is ever involved in an accident with a cyclist. He needs to change his attitude.

Dave Manzer

Dewey