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Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

Foolish cyclist

Regarding Colin McNickle's “Saturday essay: Cyclists want respect?” (Oct. 12 and TribLIVE.com): One recent morning, driving my school bus, I was legally stopped at a red light in the right lane, waiting for the light to turn so I could turn right. An idiot on a bicycle came up the berm on my right with his little LED light flashing. He pulled up beside the bus and waited. I thought maybe he was turning right and was just going to go on the berm.

I had my turn signals on (five of them blinking on the right side of the bus), ready to make the right turn. Idiot waited until the light turned green, then pulled in front of me and proceeded straight across the intersection. Really! I honked at him and he turned around and stared at me. No wonder these people get no respect.

Now, my bus is 40 feet long and weighs 8 tons empty, yet he insisted on going ahead of me. He should have been behind the last car behind me and then gone through, as most motorists would.

Steve Graham

McCandless

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