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Florida study finds that drivers flout the law more than cyclists

January 16, 2018

Read any post on TreeHugger about cycling and there will be comments about how cyclists blow through stop signs and ignore the law, like “Very rarely do I see a cyclist in the wild without seeing them do something brazenly idiotic and get away with it for no other reason than someone in a car was paying enough attention to avoid killing them.”

Writing in Outside Magazine, Peter Flax points to a study prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation which concludes that in fact, cyclists are actually law-abiding folk 87 percent of the time, and drivers? Only 85 percent of the time. Flax writes:

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