From: Haas/Davidow <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, July 06, 1999 8:12 AM
Subject: [VTBIKEPEDPOLICY-L] Booth Brothers truck
>I recently wrote this letter to Booth Brothers:
>>Yesterday morning we were riding our bikes through Bradford Village on
>Main St. when the driver of a Booth Brothers/Hood truck (Vt. license
>plate 91A92) sped past us forcing us off the road. The speed limit in
>Bradford Village is 25 mph. Yesterday we rode Rt.5 up to Wells River
>and back and this was the only vehicle that nearly ran us over. Please
>inform this driver that bicycles have a right to the lane and waiting and
>passing wide is a safer method of sharing the road.
>I received a very positive reply and wanted to share it with others who are
>riding on VT roads. The letter was from James Strickland, Manager,
>Distribution/Logisitics in Barre.
>"We believe that sharing th roads in communities we serve is a privilege.
>Every incident or situation we are made aware of is considered very
>We have investigated the situation and discussed it with the employee in
>question. ...We have made a special effort to communicate sharing the road
>with all motorists and specifically bicycles to the driver in question. We
>will reinforce this with our entire driving staff in future meetings....
>contact me at 1-802-476-6605 ex 231."
>Do they mean it? Who knows, but I want to support their efforts. If anyone
>wants to call or write back to them please do and use my name. I will write
>to them and let them know that I've shared what they wrote.