The car in front of me sped up and – after a single flash of turn signal – cut right, across the sidewalk and double bike lane, into the parking lot. The two cyclists in the bike lane had seen it coming and nearly stopped, so they *didn’t* get run over.
As it turned out, I was going to the same place as that driver – so I mentioned that the bicyclists had the right of way, and that I considered such driving to be dangerous.
The driver said that I was wrong, continuing with (among other phrases) “I had the right of way” and “they crossed my path” and “I had my turn signal on” (at which point I quit trying to have a logical conversation.)
What makes this so remarkable was that this single incident upheld 4 (four!) stereotypes – the driver was a woman, with blonde hair, driving an Audi, which was bright red.
I couldn’t make this up if I tried.
Drivers, WAKE UP!
Bicyclists, watch out – especially for stereotypically dangerous drivers.