Letters to a Driving Nation: Exploring the Conflict between Drivers and Cyclists by Bruce Butler

Letters to a Driving Nation: Exploring the Conflict between Drivers and Cyclists

byBruce Butler

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2015

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Why do some drivers get so annoyed by the mere presence of cyclists on their roads? Why do cyclists react the way they do?

In Letters to a Driving Nation, the author – a cyclist - explores this ongoing conflict, by de-constructing real-life situations he’s experienced in his decades of cycling. These stories – some amusing, some downright scary - are intermixed with illuminating and well-researched op-eds on topics of interest to both drivers and cyclists.

This book is a must-read for both new and experienced drivers as it provides a cyclist’s perspective on how drivers should and shouldn’t interact with cyclists. Cyclists will want their family, friends, and loved ones who drive to read this so they can get a better appreciation for what it is like to be a cyclist on our roads.

Title:Letters to a Driving Nation: Exploring the Conflict between Drivers and CyclistsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2015Publisher:Bruce ButlerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0994953801

ISBN - 13:9780994953803

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book for all road users This book is an enjoyable read despite its covering of distressing situations that cyclists often find themselves facing. It is organized in a series of messages to motorists describing typical conflicts that occur between motorists and cyclists. Although the author's messages are aimed principally at car and truck drivers, anyone riding a bicycle with any regularity will recognize the experiences described by the author, who is himself an experienced cyclist. Nicely illustrated and well written, this is a book all road users should read. It's also a book cyclists will get some satisfaction from since it addresses many of the myths about cycling and cyclists' legal rights to the road. Changing the attitudes and behavior for the better of all road users (including less-than-responsible cyclists) is the most economical and effective way of making use of our shared public resource safer and ultimately more enjoyable. As a proponent of ordinary and lawful on-road cycling, and as a motorist who respects skilled driving regardless of type of vehicle operated, I recommend this book to all who wish to see a more harmonious relationship between cyclists and motorists on our roads.
Date published: 2015-12-19