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 serious.
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.