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Cyclists cannot be above the rules

When Tom Keane says that “waiting at red lights when there is no traffic just seems silly” (“Burdens for bicyclists,” Op-ed, Oct. 14), why does he think that this observation applies to bicyclists alone? The rules of the road exist to provide predictability, for every vehicle, no matter how many wheels it has or how wise its operator believes he or she is.

Keane’s brand of bicycle exceptionalism is the sort of thing that infuriates automobile drivers and pedestrians, and gets people killed.

Sam Bayer

Cambridge

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