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Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Dave!This afternoon I barely managed to escape death when I jumped out of the way of a car that tried to run me down in the parking lot.

Well, maybe not "death"... but certainly "injury." And probably not really "tried" but more like "accidentally"... but the big picture is this: The car that nearly hit me had a big ol' bumper sticker on the back which said "SEE BICYCLES."

Which has me wondering if I should slap a big ol' bumper sticker that says "SEE PEDESTRIANS" across my ass...

DAVETOON: Lil' Dave See Pedestrians Ass Sticker

And now for something interesting... that bright yellow "SEE BICYCLES" bumper sticker that's popping up everywhere was actually created by a guy in the city just down the road from me. Apparently he is a cyclist who was injured by a pickup truck back in 2004, and is now trying to raise awareness and make the roads safer for cyclists.

There's something to be said about a guy who takes personal tragedy and uses the experience to try and make life better for others.

If only there was a way I could turn the tragedy of this crappy frozen burrito into making life better for others.

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  1. Michael says:

    The sticker is a good idea I was run down by a Dodge RAM truck on a crosswalk on a walk signal during the day.

    I got and said “am I effing invisible?”

    Apparently I was he never saw me.

  2. In 1990, I was mowed down by a car while riding my bike to class. I was A. on a sidewalk, B. had the right of way, C. the car was going out an in driveway, & D. if he had actually been going out the correct driveway, he’d have run the giant STOP sign there. Luckily, even though I wasn’t wearing a helmet, I was fine. When they pried me out from under the car’s front end my bike had crumpled around me to protect me from any serious injury.

    So, I feel your pain! Drivers can be thoughtless.

  3. brandon says:

    have you read world war z? what’s weird is that a key character also lives up the street from you and there is a funny cyclist/injury connection. not quite baader meinhof but close.

    anyway, i try to watch for bicycles but i’m lazy and they’re two tired.

  4. martymankins says:

    That bumper sticker is much needed.

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