Bikes in Latin America

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  • 12-17-2013
    mtbxplorer
    Bikes in Latin America
  • 12-17-2013
    BrianMc
    Moved here:

    Bicycle Use Booming in Latin America - Inter Press Service

    “If an accident happens, there is total impunity,” said the psychologist, who pedals 13 km a day to and from work.

    Sounds a lot like here! ;(
  • 12-18-2013
    rodar y rodar
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    Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    Sounds a lot like here! ;(

    The next two paragraphs sound just like home, too:
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    Originally Posted by IPS Article View Post
    Enrique Rojas, 50, who has driven a taxi for 30 years in Santiago, reflected the other side of the coin. “Cyclists are careless, they wind in and out of the cars and don’t respect traffic signals; I have often almost hit one of them because they didn’t stop for a red light or because they were riding at night without any light,” he commented to Tierramérica.

    “Cyclists should also have to take out a permit, and bicycles should have licence plates. They shouldn’t just be able to get on their bikes and not worry about anything – they leave their safety in the hands of others,” he complained.