Mama Vee wrote about her accident, commenting about "Land Rover Rules," in part, "...someone waved a car through traffic and they hit me. I was in a car too."
I'd written about NEVER going just because some well-meaning soul waves you that it's OK. Well, I'm a hypocrite. I've lost count of all the times in the last few weeks that I've done a little "Keri wave" to encourage motorists to illegally pass me on two-lane roads with double yellow lines. Mostly they obey, not considering how they'd explain it if I misjudged and they hit something (almost certainly NOT me). I never do it unless I can see that it really IS safe for them to pass, but the Land Rover Rule would NEVER allow ME to take advantage of some idiot, er, authoritative cyclist waving that it was OK to pass illegally.
Thank you very much, but if I'm going to illegally pass a cyclist (or anybody else), I'll pick my own time and place and do it when I can see for myself that I can do it safely.
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