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Thread: Close Call Fed Ex driver claims bikes should be on sidewalk

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    Default Close Call Fed Ex driver claims bikes should be on sidewalk

    On King Solomon Drive,, Annandale, VA 11:20 am 8/16/2018: Home Delivery truck parked on wrong side of street (on left side going forward) w/ 4way flashers, pulled out suddenly without changing signals in front of me; I was going speed limit 25mph down hill. I followed truck to next stop and told him I was going to report him for almost hitting me, he said "you should be on sidewalk, this is for cars" . I wonder if FedEx teaches their drivers any rules, and now wonder if he did it intentionally.

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    That sucks - are you aware of bikelaneuprising.com? It was founded because of such an incident and tracks similar blockages in the DC region.

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    If I ride on the street, people yell at me to ride on the sidewalk. If I ride on the sidewalk (even where it is legal), people yell at me to ride on the street. Unfortunately, my bicycle lacks the wings that would enable me to be somewhere other than the sidewalk or the street.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchella View Post
    On King Solomon Drive,, Annandale, VA 11:20 am 8/16/2018: Home Delivery truck parked on wrong side of street (on left side going forward) w/ 4way flashers, pulled out suddenly without changing signals in front of me; I was going speed limit 25mph down hill. I followed truck to next stop and told him I was going to report him for almost hitting me, he said "you should be on sidewalk, this is for cars" . I wonder if FedEx teaches their drivers any rules, and now wonder if he did it intentionally.

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