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Video: Driver Tailgating Bicyclist In Skokie Gets His Just Deserts

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 25, 2014 3:40PM

The contentious relationship between bicyclists and motorists in Chicago also extends to the suburbs. Cyclist Kevin Selagea was in Skokie filming a ride recently, unaware a man driving a Honda CRV was inches away from his rear wheel.

Anyone who has ridden a bike in the city long enough can tell you stories about similar instances, many of them more antagonistic than this.

Lucky for Selagea a Skokie police officer saw the whole thing and pulled over the driver. "This jagoff was riding right on your ass," the cop says in the video below, adding, "I just want you to know I care."

Be careful out there and respect the rules of the road. That goes for drivers and cyclists!

[Reddit; h/t Gapers Block]