Not just that around here (also UK) there have been a few instances of ridders being rammed off their bikes by cars or youths on mopeds and then they steal the bikes.
Last time thus happened they took an e road bike and left the rider needing to be taken to hospital. He got the registration of the car - fake plates.
Seems that lock down is also effecting the “ne’er do wells” in our societies… Maybe?
Haven’t got an opinion on the US. Only driven in Florida and LA. LA was covered with cops, always felt like they were watching and waiting for some minor driving mistake to pull you over. Drivers seemed to behave accordingly! That said I actually found the police there creepy. Noticed them staring down people in cafes when they were having lunch. Bizarre, real attitude.
I miss driving over there and the inexpensive cars. The lack of police was startling too. My drive to work had me on the A1 briefly, 85-95mph and then mostly empty back country twisty roads the rest of the way. FUN!
And I’ll I had was a little Mazda3 hatchback and before that a Civic.
I didn’t do a lot of driving in bigger cities while there, little amount in London, went to Birmingham for a Christmas market, my son drove in Edinburgh while the rest of took the train up there.
So my experience in driving with your drivers was hands down better than over here. When cycling to work and around the area the interaction between me as a cyclist and your drivers was hands down better.
Sorry for the sidetrack OP. Hope you have a safe return to cycling!
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