Saturday, May 21, 2011

Brittni is Bothered.

If you are unfamiliar with this concept, 
refer to Jimmy Fallon
for Robert is Bothered.


Any who, I'm bothered.

And I'll tell you why.

Students on bicycles bother me.

Not regular cyclists, 
because they know what they are doing. 

Students, and more specifically UA students
 are idiots when it comes to riding a bicycle around Tuscaloosa
and campus.

This morning, a girl rode her bike across the road
without acknowledging cars that we going
on GREEN, mind you, and then she turned and rode
in the perpendicular lane. 
She also had a coffee in her hand, 
so she was riding her bike with one hand.
Skilled in that? Yes. 
Skilled in rules of the road? NO!
Please excuse the crudity of this model...
it's not to scale... 
and it's terrible.
BUT, you get the idea.

For some reason, 
all UA students
have it in their heads
that no matter what type of
contraption they are or are 
not on, they are allowed to cross the street
whenever they please, despite a green light
or walk signal. 

It bothers me. 

Also, there's a hill down by the parking deck
near the Ferguson center
and bikers frequently bike down the hill
THROUGH the stop sign.

Not cool. 

Someone's going to get seriously hurt. 

Some dummy has already ridden 
their bike into my friend's car, 
who was stopped. 


I'm an advocate of registering all student bikes
on campus and making them take a written
test for bike rules. 

It could even be incorporated into the
common sense course that I would
love to teach. 

Credit for school, people. 
 Get on board with that, y'all.

Here's a small step to 
learning the rules of the road.

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