Awhile back, I wrote a post titled Is My Bike Commuting Embarrassing You? about how I thought parents driving with kids in the car were some of the more annoying people on the road. They tend to ignore (or not notice) cyclists. Many of them are carrying cups of coffee and generally speeding along trying to get junior to school.
And while I understand that being a parent is tough
what with little Suzy cutting a hole in little Johnny's shirt minutes before he needs to be at schoolI'm still convinced that "kids in the car" is not an excuse for unsafe and potentially reckless driving. (By the way, to stem any misconceptions about me, I'm a "polite wave" kind of rider rather than a "[flip the bird | http://www.active.com/cycling/Articles/Legally_Speaking__Is_Flipping_the_Bird_a_Right_.htm]" rider when cars get too close. But I'll definitely say something if I think you might hear me.)
Anyway, today I stumbled on a comic strip called Yehuda Moon and the Kickstand Cyclery by Rick Smith. It's definitely a print-out-and-put-on-the-cubicle-wall kind of comic (though I doubt most SUV drivers would get it).
Here's yesterday's amazing strip: