Originally Posted by MJS
It is a sense of entitlement that causes drivers to get pissed off by filtering
some people are waiting their turn in line. other people are skipping to the front of the line.
and you claim it is those who are waiting their turn who are the ones with the sense of entitlement?
you got that exactly backwards.
whether or not filtering bikes actually hold up the line (depends on how the filtering is done and how many bikes are doing it), the anger of the cagers at seeing MCers (and bicyclists) appear, at least, to be skipping by them in a line does not come from a sense of entitlement. it comes from a sense of fairness--and a perceived violation of fairness. (if you want to change attitudes/laws, it would be best to own up to that and address it.)
thinking it's OK to skip line, on the other hand, is about as clear an example of an entitlement mentality as you will find.