24 April 2009

Glenn Grothman: new law to protect cyclists is stupid.

Hi everyone,

Okay, one more from last Monday.

They've introduced a new bill so that if someone in a parked car pops open their door without looking, and a bicyclist slams into it, the cyclist doesn't get a ticket.

And so, what kind of response should we expect from Wisconsin's 20th Senate District?

At issue: Whack a bicyclist, get a ticket

No less a celebrity than talk radio host Rush Limbaugh attacked the Madison ordinance on a Feb. 16 show, saying bikers ought to just start riding “defensively.”

“It is not a matter of common sense,” Limbaugh said. “It’s the government taking over our lives so we don’t need to have any common sense.”

Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend agreed. “It never ceases to amaze me that after 160 years, legislators still find new laws to be introduced.”

I'm working through whether introducing a law to nix an old, stupid law, is the same as finding a new law to be introduced.


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