I've got 6 figure mileage experience riding on the road since 1971. I'm still alive.
You really don't know a thing about bike safety. I am a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor. I know how to ride safely in traffic. I ride on major roads all the time. I actually prefer them because they tend to have multiple lanes which makes it easier for motorists to move over to pass me.
I'm not "interpreting" CVC 21200(a). It clearly says that bicyclists have the same right to the road as motorists do. You need to learn the actual law rather than the imaginary law that you wish for.
You also need to learn how to move over to pass bicyclists with at least 3 feet of clearance as required by CVC 21760.
My "interpretation" of the vehicle code? The vehicle code is straight forward and plain.
CVC 21200. (a) A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this division, including, but not limited to, provisions concerning driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, and by Division 10 (commencing with Section 20000), Section 27400, Division 16.7 (commencing with Section 39000), Division 17 (commencing with Section 40000.1), and Division 18 (commencing with Section 42000), except those provisions which by their very nature can have no application.
I have been riding on the road since 1971 and I have 6 figure mileage experience. I'm still alive. I ride on busy roads all the time.
How about if you stopped giving advice on subjects that you know nothing about?
Bicyclists have as much right to the road as motorists do. That's the law. That's always been the law, since there have been road laws, since before the California Vehicle Code was created.
How about you just move over to pass bicycles at a safe distance of at least 3 feet as required by CVC 21760?
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