Letters to a Driving Nation
Exploring the Conflict between Drivers and Cyclists
Why do some drivers get so annoyed by the mere presence of cyclists on their roads? Why do cyclists react to drivers the way they do?
In Letters to a Driving Nation, the author – a cyclist - explores this ongoing conflict, by de-constructing real-life situations he’s experienced in his decades of cycling. These stories – some amusing, some downright scary - are intermixed with illuminating and well-researched op-eds on topics of interest to both drivers and cyclists.
This book is a must-read for both new and experienced drivers as it provides a cyclist’s perspective on how drivers should and shouldn’t interact with cyclists. Cyclists will want their family, friends, and loved ones who drive to read this so they can better appreciate what it is like to cycle on our roads.
Letters to a Driving Nation contains many colorful and amusing illustrations, and chapter titles such as:
"The Road Hog Conundrum"
"The Bike Licensing Fallacy"
"The Ponytail Hypothesis"
"The Microphallus Disorder"
"The Flipped Switch Syndrome"
The author concludes his book with a set of 7 driving 'maxims' - rules that sum up his observations as to why drivers behave the way they do.
The book is also available in printed form: a low-cost version with glue binding is available directly from the author for $10 Cdn (shipping extra):