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Who Taught YOU to Drive?

For bicyclists, cutting in line makes sense for safety

Last fall, while I was waiting for a red light, a pair of bicyclists casually zipped around my car and positioned themselves at the front of the line — even though I was there first.

I’d seen bikers do this before, but this was the first time I’d been cut in line, and I was a little miffed. Shouldn’t they have waited their proper turn like everyone else on the road?

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