A person who believes that roads are the exclusive domain of motor vehicles. They make no allowances for bicycles or pedestrians, considering them to be road hazards. They are often even aggressive towards other vehicles, especially those smaller or slower than they are. Traffic signals and stop signs are also sources of irritation to the autodominionist. Autodominists believe that people who ride bicycles or are walking are doing so because they are poor or because their time is less important to society. They contend that cyclists should "get on the sidewalk" even though the law affords cyclists equal rights and responsibilities on the road. They admonish cyclists for riding dangerously while at the same time talking on their cell phone and trying to read the newspaper while driving. Autodomionists will drive to their destination, no matter how near it may be or how easily it may be to walk or take some other form of transportation. Autodominionist attitudes have lead to high speed roads without berms, neighborhoods without sidewalks and the demolition of neighborhoods in favor of new highways.
Some Autodominionist Quotes:
"Regardless of the obvious dangers, some people will ride bikes in San Francisco for the same reason Islamic fanatics will engage in suicide bombings -- because they are politically motivated to do so."
Rob Anderson, who also claims that bike lanes actually contribute to pollution and is initiating legal battles to stop additional bike lanes.
"He was crossing on the red light. I really hate jaywalkers. I despise them. Since I don't run the country, all I can do is yell at 'em. The other option is to run 'em over, but as a compassionate conservative, I would never do that."
Syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak responding to an incident where he cursed out an alleged jaywalker on a Washington DC street in 2001. In 2008 he actually struck a pedestrian crossing legally at a light.
"It would also be useful if there were a law against people riding bicycles in snow and icy conditions on public streets. They are a major hazard to driving in any weather, but especially in bad weather."
City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works foreman Melanie G. Hall in a letter to the editor.
"cars are more likely inhabited by people with a higher value for their time."
Christopher Thomas Thompson, just before he veered in front of a pair of cyclists and slammed on his brakes causing the cyclists to slam into the rear of his vehicle and subsequently hospitalizing both.
People in cars who believe that roads are their exclusive domain and oppose any other use, e.g., bicycles.
Mandatory registration of bicycles is just another autodominionist attempt to control the roads for themselves.