‘Share the road’ goes both ways
Cars don’t always play by the rules. That’s for sure.
However, bikes and motorcycles take the prize for breaking the rules. I’ve seen bicycles traveling against traffic, take the middle of the road when there is a bike lane, ride in the street until they get to the corner, then ride across the crosswalk instead of stopping. Crosswalk means “walk,” not ride. I’ve seen two, three, or more ride in the center of the car lane and refuse to pull over to let a car pass.
Motorcycles run many red lights and motorcyclists seem to believe that a gang of four, five, six or more has every right to leave a stop sign as one. If I’m waiting to go from another direction, I cut in and interrupt their train.
I can’t think of a way to get a motorcyclist to understand, so I’ll move on to bikes. I think all full-sized bikes should be required to register and get a license plate. I know that a couple of dollars per bike can add-up, but there are advantages. A license plate will help locate a missing or stolen bike and it will also allow people to identify law breakers and hopefully report them.