The brilliant Disney cartoon ‘Motor Mania’, is a classic from 1950. It stars Goofy as the Jekyll and Hyde character, Mr. Walker/Mr. Wheeler.
Watch it and weep:
I’ve embedded this video (and couple of years back sent it to iPods etc via iTunes) because it’s so painfully accurate about the attitudes of some motorists. It’s also a reminder that many motorists don’t just hate cyclists, they hate anything in front of them.
MOTOR MANIA EXCERPTS:
Driver: “Hey, you think you own the whole road?”
Mr. Wheeler: “Hurumph! Of course I own the road. My taxes pay for them…I got road bonds…I pay for the roads and I’ll use ’em.”
Mr. Wheeler: [yelling at passing cars] “Get off my road! Move over! Lemme pass!”
At traffic lights: “Aargh, 30 seconds gone of my life.”