The Transylvania Times -

Respect, Not Taxes, Is The Answer


January 19, 2017

Margaret Williams’ letter in the Jan. 12 Transylvania Times, “Tax The Bicyclists,” opines that roads are meant for cars, and that House Bill 959 requiring motorists to safely pass bicyclists using the adjacent lane is putting motorist lives at risk. She describes coming around a blind curve and there are 8-12 cyclists “right there!” to illustrate the danger to motorists. Williams suggests the “solution” is to tax bicyclists and require them to have insurance just like motor vehicles. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Most roads are public rights-of-way and unless pro...

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