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  • If they are legally vehicles, does running one over count as vandalism rather than assault?
  • Sounds like weight warfare to me. All the athletic, thin, pretty people  going too slow for the fat, slothenly uggos in their metal monsters.
  • ZAZ: If they are legally vehicles, does running one over count as vandalism rather than assault?


    I'm pretty sure that would be assault. However spray painting or keying them would probably only be a misdemeanor vandalism charge. So it could turn out to be fun after all.
  • Roller girl she's taking chances...
  • I hope this means they can get DUIs.

    Of course the average inline skater is so goddamned clumsy it'd be hard to pick out the drunk ones.
  • I'd say something about them needing to follow the laws when on the road, but then I realized this was Illinois...
  • All of the same 'bicycle vs car' arguments hold up for 'skaters vs bicycles'. The only difference is the smug cyclists are the ones who are going to be annoyed.

    For all the 'share the road' stuff they throw around, the second you go into their 'bicycle lane' you'd damn better be on a bicycle or they'll eat you alive.
  • Given some of the road conditions in Chicago, I predict a lot of inline skaters falling flat on their faces and getting run over by a city bus or a taxi driver when they hit one of the several million potholes that exist on our roads.
  • Ikam: Given some of the road conditions in Chicago, I predict a lot of inline skaters falling flat on their faces and getting run over by a city bus or a taxi driver when they hit one of the several million potholes that exist on our roads.


    Hell, I'd pay a dollar to see that.....
  • If only cyclists observed all the traffic laws as diligently as motorists!
  • Fark_Guy_Rob: All of the same 'bicycle vs car' arguments hold up for 'skaters vs bicycles'. The only difference is the smug cyclists are the ones who are going to be annoyed.

    For all the 'share the road' stuff they throw around, the second you go into their 'bicycle lane' you'd damn better be on a bicycle or they'll eat you alive.


    All the UFC and MMA and WWE crap on television when I would pay real money to see 'skater vs. cyclist' cage matches!
  • Those guys can go pretty fast.  Not as fast as a bike, but close.
  • january 1 and already had a run in with a cyclist that thought the stop sign was a 'suggestion'.

    four way stop...i got there first. start to go and a biker blows thru from my right and starts yelling at me for having the audacity to slow him down.

    he yelled at me that he was in 'training'. i guess it is training to be dead quicker.
  • Illinois motorist suck when it comes to anyone else on the road.
    Motorcycles cyclists rollerblading or truck driving, If you are not in a car you do not belong.
  • Tanukis_Parachute: january 1 and already had a run in with a cyclist that thought the stop sign was a 'suggestion'.

    four way stop...i got there first. start to go and a biker blows thru from my right and starts yelling at me for having the audacity to slow him down.

    he yelled at me that he was in 'training'. i guess it is training to be dead quicker.


    Who knew that you had to train to be a d-bag?
  • This is all an enforcement issue. If people believe laws are enforced, they don't break them.

    Nobody driving a car runs a red or stop sign even if there is clearly no other car in the area because they know if the police catch them, there are going to be serious repercussions.

    Cyclists never get pulled over and ticketed for breaking traffic laws; they conclude the laws are never enforced; and thus, don't think twice about breaking them.

    Cities need to start putting traffic cops on corners and ticketing bicyclists.
  • Fark_Guy_Rob: For all the 'share the road' stuff they throw around, the second you go into their 'bicycle lane' you'd damn better be on a bicycle or they'll eat you alive.


    Why would they do that? From what I've seen, the douche bags would rather ride three abreast on the road and block as much traffic as possible rather than use the well marked bike lane right next to them. They biatch about the lack of bike lanes, and when they get built, refuse to use them.

    /especially in rock creek park in monkey county, md
  • Same road, Same rules, Same taxes..

    Buy a license plate for your bike, or get it the fark off the street!
  • We can't even get cars to follow traffic laws, why are we pretending bicyclists are the big problem?

    /got a speeding ticket on a bike
    44 in a 20
  • Fark_Guy_Rob: All of the same 'bicycle vs car' arguments hold up for 'skaters vs bicycles'. The only difference is the smug cyclists are the ones who are going to be annoyed.

    For all the 'share the road' stuff they throw around, the second you go into their 'bicycle lane' you'd damn better be on a bicycle or they'll eat you alive.


    As a non-car-owning, high property-tax-paying urbanite, damn straight. You can expect me to be right in the left-turn lane, too.

    I'm a cyclist who would be fine with licensing if I thought it would pay for more bike lanes or better standards for both bike and car drivers.

    Now, electric bikes? That's something cyclists and drivers can hate together. Worst of both worlds from the view from my saddle, and they don't yet require a licence despite being more of a "vehicle" than a bike.
  • I'm sure this new law will be successful.

    Just look how well their gun bans have worked so far.
  • Petit_Merdeux: If only cyclists observed all the traffic laws as diligently as motorists!


    That's funny right there!
  • thornhill: This is all an enforcement issue. If people believe laws are enforced, they don't break them.

    Nobody driving a car runs a red or stop sign even if there is clearly no other car in the area because they know if the police catch them, there are going to be serious repercussions.

    Cyclists never get pulled over and ticketed for breaking traffic laws; they conclude the laws are never enforced; and thus, don't think twice about breaking them.

    Cities need to start putting traffic cops on corners and ticketing bicyclists.


    They do this periodically in Portland, but not nearly enough to discourage docuhbaggery. There's always the counter argument "but cars break laws too" bullshiat from the cyclist crowd.

    Bad behavior of others doesn't absolve you of responsibility for your own actions.
  • This will end well.

    /Don't touch the sarcasm. It burns.
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