In light of the Dispatch article today on bikes and cars mixing on the road, I thought that I'd open things up to a little different tact today. I already wrote up a critique of the article on Examiner, but over here we can get a bit more personal and less formal.
The article brought up a lot of great points about cyclists and motorists not knowing the traffic laws (and looking at the comments on the web version of the article, that condition is rampant from the motorists' side) and I agree wholeheartedly with all that. And I was a bit distressed at some of the lack of detail given to certain points - like controlling the lane and getting the two-abreast law completely wrong.
But to bring up the notion of minimum speed limit was great. That was a big plus - and hopefully it'll open the eyes of a few people.
So let's discuss it: what are the biggest misconceptions YOU think both cyclists and motorists have about operating on the road?
People, not speed.