Know and follow rules of the road, Part 2.

I agree with Bruce Wickert, letter to the editor, June 28, that drivers and pedestrians need to follow the rule of the road.

However, he forgot to mention the need to educate bicyclists on their responsibilities. Anyone riding a bicycle is subject to the same laws as the driver of a motor vehicle.

This includes stopping at stop signs, signaling turns, obeying speed limits etc.

Failure to obey these laws endangers not only the bicyclist, but also pedestrians. It also contributes to vehicle accidents.

I certainly hope that the Share the Road program includes educating bicyclists.

Information on these laws is available at http://brgov.com/dept/planning/bike/lalaw.htm

Dan Cadwallader, PE

chemical engineer

Baton Rouge