By: Diane Benjamin
On January 1st bicycles in Illinois will be considered vehicles under a new law: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/08/19/new-bike-law-gives-cyclists-right-way-illinois
House Bill 5912 amends the state’s vehicle code to assign the same right-of-way privileges to cyclists that car drivers have. In essence, it clarifies that bicycles are vehicles.
Saturday I saw three bikers on Route 9 about eight miles east of Bloomington. (55 miles per hour and hilly)
Bikers have been seen on Veterans Parkway. (45 miles per hour – maybe)
Even though millions have been spent on bike paths north and south of Bloomington-Normal, those pesky bikers only ride where they want to.
Next year car drivers will be blamed and held accountable for hitting a bicycle. Motorcycles can’t be easily seen, but at least they keep up with traffic.
Bikes will be almost invisible.
The ensuing carnage will match Illinois government.
If bikes are vehicles, they need to be licensed before January 1.
Want money government?
Cars cost $101, shouldn’t all “vehicles” be the same?