Letter to the editor 4, July 3, 2020
‘Monkey see, monkey do’
This is in response to the letter of June 25 ‘Cyclist scofflaws.’
As a cyclist, it is true stop signs are evaluated on their danger levels including traffic, cars or pedestrians, etc. In residential area with no cars in sight, I may be less obedient. In traffic areas, I make eye contact and go if invited. I agree cyclists can be a danger but a lot less than a car – with shorter stopping distance, being nimbler, having quicker avoidance response, less weight, etc.
To finalize this argument, if and when over 60 per cent of cars actually stop at the stop sign in front of my house, in a residential area, then as a cyclist I will do the same. First, motorists have to also obey the law and lead by example please. Monkey see, monkey do.