Ford SUV harasses cyclists, driver gets cited

Two guys going for a bike ride in Colorado encounter an impatient motorist who won’t stop blowing the horn as their vehicle follows closely behind the cyclists.

The video shows that the cyclists aren’t taking up the entire road and there should be enough room for the Ford SUV to maneuver around them safely. In fact, depending on what state you live in, you may be allowed to pass a cyclist on a double yellow line as long as you yield to on-coming vehicles.

The guys on the bikes capture everything with their cell phones. In the video description, the person who posted the video says that the motorist, for some reason, doesn’t like seeing bikes and others have had similar run-ins with that driver.

“We saw him approaching from behind, and to be polite, we ride single-file to give him as much road as possible, as we did with every other car we encountered on this road …”

According to ABC News, Colorado State Patrol issued a citation Thursday to the 75-year-old SUV driver for harassment, impeding the flow of traffic and improper use of a horn or warning device.

The story also recalls Colorado’s Bicycle Safety Act passed in 2009, saying that motor vehicles must give bicyclists three feet of space when passing and vehicles may cross they center yellow line to pass bikes. Bicyclists must ride as far right as they deem safe, and they do not have to ride in the gutter. Bicyclists are also allowed to ride side-by-side but are required to ride single-file when a car approaches.

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