From NCSU news:
A simple change in the wording of a traffic sign – from “Share the Road” to “Bicycles May Use Full Lane” – could help clarify the rules of the road for bicyclists and motorists, according to an NC State University study.
“‘Share the Road’ signs are common but what that means in terms of how drivers and bicycle riders should interact can be ambiguous,” says George Hess,
Bike rider heads South on Morrill Drive between between classes.
natural resources professor and co-author of the study in PLOS ONE. Some bicyclists complain that motorists consider them to be in the way, while some motorists accuse bicyclists of hogging the road.
Misunderstandings on the road can be deadly.
Authors: George Hess and Nils Peterson, College of Natural Resources, NC State University