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July 11, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Bicycle safety in Seattle

Licenses for bikers is the answer

I’d like to respond to the letter from Douglas Brusig, who wondered if merely slapping a license on his bike would suddenly make drivers more careful around cyclists. [“Northwest Voices: Bikes and pedestrians,” Opinion, July 2.]

No, Mr. Brusig, it’s not the application of the license that matters. It’s paying for it, which would add your tax dollars to the fund that pays for all your bike lanes and overpasses.

It would be your license that could allow us careful drivers to report you when you ride down the middle of the lanes, fail to stop at red lights, stop signs or school bus stop signs, and commit other unsafe acts.

You wonder why we complain? In 30 years as a school bus driver, I’ve seen more bad cyclists than bad motorists.

Laurie Rabinashad, Shoreline

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