Originally Posted by windmill
Here in washinhton state, some may make excuses for doing it, but there are no"valid reasons".
A bicycle is a vehicle, and all vehicles are required to obey all applicable laws.
I am telling you right now that you don't want bicyclists obeying all the laws. I can give countless examples of how I have broken the law for the sole purpose of improving the overall flow of traffic. I don't care whether anyone else thinks it's valid or not.