This is for aae1049.
In Tennessee, a bicycle has the legal status of a vehicle. This means that bicyclists have full rights and responsibilities on the roadway and are subject to the regulations governing the operation of a motor vehicle. Tennessee traffic laws require bicyclists to:
Ride on the right-hand side of the road with the same direction as traffic
Obey all traffic signs and signals
Use hand signals to communicate intended movements
(6) Section 55-8-175(c), by failing to overtake and pass a bicycle safely as provided in § 55-8-175(c).
There is more if you care to read.
I was going to comment on the stupidity of this article but it appears that the task has been handled quite well by the previous commenters. Well done.
This article is a perfect example of the author trying to twist an event to fit his predetermined narrow minded narrative.
Ask yourself this question (cyclists and drivers), would you or have you passed a bicycle on a blind corner on a narrow road? Would you do the same if it was a car? If you answered yes to either question, YOU are the danger out there. "He was going slow" is not a valid excuse for making a dangerous and illegal pass.
Lots of cyclists need education on the safe and legal way to use the road. The same can be said of automobile drivers. The difference is that I've never heard of an unsafe cyclist killing an innocent auto driver.
Being momentarily delayed is not a valid excuse for risking the life of somebody else.