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Signless roads appeal to me greatly. I think people might actually pay more attention to what they were doing and watch where they were going. Also, the profusion of signs is a blight on the landscape, and the signs themselves take up room and get in the way of pedestrians. [It's hard to walk on some Bethesda sidewalks because of all the signs. If you had to use a wheelchair to get around it would be very tough, if not impossible.]

Hey, look, stop signs are there for a reason....the guy who got geeked on the W&OD last year learned the hard way. Right of way is there for a reason. At least bloody slow down....I'm not perfect but I do slow dramatically when comming to a stop, more so if its not a 4 way.

I know stop signs are there for a reason and I would never blow through one (actually, most of the time I don't bike fast enough to "blow through" anything, not even a green light). And your right to point out that it's been the cause of at least two fatal accidents that I know of, so it's important to respect right-of-way. My point was that people complain about the wrong things. Just as people worry about the wrong things (I think I remember reading that people were more worried about being killed in a terrorist attack than getting cancer even though the later is far more likely).

Re the Post letter, here's what Virginia law has to say about riding abreast:

"Persons riding bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices, or electric power-assisted
bicycles on a highway shall not ride more than two abreast. Persons riding two abreast shall not
impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, shall move into a single file formation as
quickly as is practicable when being overtaken from the rear by a faster moving vehicle, and, on
a laned roadway, shall ride in a single lane."

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