Thursday, October 28, 2010

Are Cyclists Just Roadkill?

One has to wonder why Police are so incredibly reluctant to lay charges against drivers or why charges often just lead to minor convictions. Is is simply car driver bias or is it based on the assumption that the cyclist(s) must have done something wrong to deserve their tragic fate? Hmm.

In any case, it's a pattern I have notices across Canada year after year and it's documented in this Google

Canadian Cycling Fatalities

Unless the issue is being taken very seriously, this will continue.

It's built into the system.

Update: More of the same (Augusta, Georgia):

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I just commented about this on another website.

These are from the past few days, though the incidents were 1-2 years ago:
-Motorist who killed three cyclists in Quebec wasn’t charged
-Motorist who killed Ottawa cyclist won’t be charged
-Motorist who killed two cyclists (on charity ride) in Manitoba will be charged with a $5,000 fine and 3-year driving suspension.

Canada has always been known for having a joke of a "justice" system, but it is getting worse.