I think I finally landed on what to call these posts. Instead of the Weekly/Daily/Fortnightly question, I’ve decided to go with simply, “Ask MC”. That way, I’m not painting myself into a corner with the irregular timing of the posts. Now, on to Marguerite’s question…
Is it legal to ride a bicycle with earbuds in in university town which prides itself on being â€˜bike friendly,â€™ but I would rather walk than ride a bike here, just because so many of the residents, especially the students, ride their bikes while listening to ipods and other devices. And unlike the long-dated walkman headphones, I canâ€™t see the earbuds when I come up behind someone. These people can not hear me when I call out â€œPassing on your right!â€ or â€œLook out!â€ They canâ€™t hear traffic and Iâ€™ve seen some related careless behavior which scares the socks off me. Many of these folks have no idea how to ride a bike in the first place, they donâ€™t seem to know they count as vehicular traffic, but their inability to hear just adds an additional layer of scary to it all. ? When I learned to ride a bike, I recall an officer coming into my second-grade class to inform us all it was illegal to ride our bikes while listening to our walkmans. Now I live and work in an
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