This week's rule is 3.4l — Endangerment.
Violators of this rule shall receive a disqualification, so it is important that participants are aware of their surroundings and do not behave in a reckless manner.
Some examples of behavior warranting an endangerment penalty are:
- A cyclist who veers into the lane another cyclist is using to pass, causing the other cyclist to move into an oncoming traffic lane;
- a cyclist who tosses his water bottle in the path of another cyclist, possibly causing that cyclist to crash;
- any reckless act in traffic which might lead to a car-cycle crash; and many other similar types of behavior.
Here's the rule:
No participant shall commit any dangerous act which could cause injury to any participant. Any violation of this section shall result in disqualification.
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