A Baltimore columnist makes the case for why even obnoxious cyclists should be protected:
Delegates, imagine your best friend has a young adult son or daughter who is enjoying a glorious day pedaling through the scenic valleys outside Baltimore. That bicyclist is obeying the law, staying as far right as possible. But the driver coming up from behind at 50 mph is in a hurry, feeling stressed and in a bad mood.
Consider the worst – and how you’d explain a “No” vote to your friend.
I think this may be a useful strategy for how to get Indiana’s SB 553 passed, and maybe for driver outreach in general. Acknowledge that some cyclists are smug scofflaws, but insist that they still are vulnerable humans and they require protection under the law.