thirdcrank wrote:And why should not a responsible adult who's had 2 pints of beer be allowed to drive a car? Or a truck? Or a bus? Or even fly an aeroplane?
This is a logical extension of the same question. Why is it considered "worse" for a truck or bus driver or aeroplane pilot to drive drunk than a car driver? Could it be the likely worse consequences of their impaired judgement? Given the difference between the operator of a 80kg vehicle with a max speed of ~20mph and a 800kg vehicle which can quite likely exceed 100mph, is there not a similar argument to be made for legislating differently between cyclists and car drivers?