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Welcome to the latest installment of our Ask BikePortland column. Read past articles here.
BikePortland reader Kim sent us a query that will be familiar to many people on the road, no matter their vehicle.
Today on my commute I observed a driver veering into the bike lane ahead of me. As I cautiously overtook the driver, I noticed her head skewed with a downward gaze and a cellphone in her right hand, actively texting. I felt anger at this dangerous behavior and yelled (loud enough to penetrate the rolled up windows) “Don’t do that!” and motioned to put the phone down. The driver was startled and didn’t know that someone was observing her.