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SUVs are a problem on roads

Peter RichmondFrisco

Re: “Watching road rage go down in my rearview” (On the Marc, May 31) Marc Carlisle’s generalizations speak the truth!Being an avid road biker all around Summit County and Colorado, I have observed many of the same occurrences on the road as Mr. Carlisle. The difference between being in a car and on a bike is that death is mere feet away at all times. The best rides in the County are not accessible by bike paths, and it is the law to share the road with bikers on many roads.Simply, the problems are SUVs and their owners. The majority of people who own SUVs cannot control their vehicle. All the blame should not be put on the driver, but rather the driver’s decision to buy this vehicle. SUVs are bad for the environment, handle poorly on asphalt, and are dangerous to be around. It is not the size of the car either. The dump trucks that wizz by me north of Silverthorne are rarely too close for comfort, but I assume the truck drivers are just paying closer attention.It grows tiresome to be riding and having a Hummer come by at 85, towing a power boat, with a W’n04 bumper sticker, a foot away. Giving the finger and cursing does not relieve my anger. What does relieve my anger is knowing the driver is an ignoramus, “bushvote” (it’s a new insult), that will die prematurely of heart problems because they never participated in exercise unless there was a motor involved.


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