April 17 Letters: Taxes, rules of the road

Heartfelt thanks

I think James City Supervisor John McGlennon,, is owed a “Thank you” for approaching State Sen. Tommy Norment and asking him to drop the new tax on groceries. We shouldn't make it impossible for lower income people to feed their families.

Phyllis Hagmaier

Williamsburg

Share the road, please

With the advent of warmer weather, the number of fitness bicycle enthusiasts on the roads has increased, so has the irritation and frustration of those who operate motor vehicles.

Too many times, I and other law-abiding motor vehicle drivers have come up behind fitness bicyclists, in their brightly colored outfits, who seem to think that they own the roads.

This is mostly witnessed (suffered) on neighborhood roads (thankfully not seen on the busier main roads), where these bicyclists ride well into the traffic lane, endangering themselves and others by creating a back-up of vehicles behind them. One might think that they are unaware of the presence of a vehicle behind them, and if so, shame on you. Get a handlebar or helmet mirror;

However, I've seen them look back, see the vehicle, and continue on their current path of travel, seemingly demanding ownership of the roadway.

What gives? Have some courtesy, some safety-sense for yourself and others -- and some common sense.

Share the road!

Todd Heberling

Newport News

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