Tuesday’s Child is full of grace, but a South African driver apparently forgot that ditty when he allegedly hopped out of his car to punch cyclist Andrew Wheeldon of the Bicycle Empowerment Network. Police say they are investigating. (Note: “Red Robot” is South African for “red light,” which is pretty cool.)
Compare against last week’s episode in Portland, Oregon. Joe Santos was riding his bike to work when the driver allegedly ran over Santos’s bike on purpose. Portland Police Sergeant Santos reported the assault and hit-and-run to his co-workers.
A Colorado cyclist caught a car passenger harassing him with his bike mounted cameras, and police cited the driver and passenger.
Lord, grant me the serenity to co-exist with the usual crop of intexticated obliviots, the courage to put with the occasional road raging moron, and the wisdom to know the difference.