#Cyclists around DC: Be Careful on Lee Highway

Riding my bike on Thursday (2 weeks ago) in a very short section of Lee Highway (near Nutley Rd), I was scared by two drivers.

The really scary incident was by a dark green construction truck belonging to a construction/contracting company with the letters R.M.C. Unfortunately, I looked but did not catch the truck’s license plate. This driver told me to get off the road (which of course I have the right to use) just after he tried to run me off the road.

He drove up fast behind me honking loudly. I waved the driver on to pass me in the normal way to the left (and with enough space) – which he then started to do. But instead of passing with normal space given the length of the dump truck, the driver immediately pulled back into my space without fully passing me. I had to slam on my brakes to avoid getting run off the road into the curb. And when pulled up beside the driver and asked him what he was doing, he replied I needed to get off the road. I told him I had the right to be there and he did not have the right to run me over. He didn’t care.

A truly scary experience.
If you have any information on this construction company, please contact me here in this post or at twitter (@jltaglich).

Thank you.


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