It’s blatantly unjust that lawmakers try to create laws against things they dislike, but which they know nothing about. A law maker should be personally aware of how dangerous the roads are for cyclists before he/she attempts to make them still more dangerous.
Let’s hear it for more responsible law making: lawmakers shouldn’t be permitted to introduce (or vote on?) laws unless they know something about the subject. I.e., A New York City city council member shouldn’t be permitted to introduce laws that effect bicycling unless he/she actually rides a bike.