New Bicycle Laws for Houston? Take Our Quiz!
How enforceable it is, we'll find out. Until then, it's important to arm yourself with KNOWLEDGE!!, and the best way to do it is by taking our six-question quiz on the subject. Get those No. 2 pencils sharpened, and no cheating!
6) Drivers have to stay at least three feet away from bicyclists. This makes the relationship between drivers and bicyclists the equivalent of the relationship between:
a) J-Lo's personal assistants and J-Lo
b) Strip-club patrons and strippers, supposedly
c) An Astro's bat and an incoming pitch
d) A driver going 75 mph on an amazingly traffic-free Southwest Freeway and the car in front of him.
5) The new law says Houston drivers "cannot maneuver their vehicle to intimidate or harass someone." This is like telling:
a) Picasso he can't use a paintbrush
b) KTRH/KPRC-AM hosts they can't just make up stuff about Obama
c) Mayor Annise Parker that she can't wear Mom Jeans
d) All of the above.
4) The law defines a "vulnerable driver" thusly:
walkers or runners; the physically disabled, such as someone in a wheelchair; a stranded motorist or passengers; highway construction, utility or maintenance workers; tow truck operators; cyclists; moped, motor-driven cycle and scooter drivers; or horseback riders.
After reading this list, most Houstonians say:
a) "For the love of Pete, who's not vulnerable?"
b) "What about that dancing guy on Waugh & Allen Parkway?"
c) "Or Aqualung in Montrose?"
d) "Horseback riders"? Really? What is this, Mayberry?