So there I am, riding my bike to work. I get to one of my last left turns in “major” traffic. I’m signaling for a good 10-15 seconds with no discernable traffic coming up on my left. I move over to the middle of the road ready to get into the left-hand turn lane and go on my way. As I meet the middle of the road, a guy shoots past me yelling on his way that I’m not a car. I don’t say anything in return (mostly because he’s long gone being on a motorized vehicle), but I know that by California traffic laws, I am closer to being a vehicle than if I were walking. Then I would have commented that he wasn’t exactly in what would traditionally be called a car either.

The guy who yelled at me was on a moped.

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