Judgy-Pants: Mowing Down a Cyclist
Edition | Driving
as of Thu Nov 28 2019 23:58:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Judgy-Pants: Mowing Down a Cyclist Edition
A driver was arrested after running over someone crossing the street on their
bike near Toronto — and somehow people are blaming the cyclist
by Lorraine Sommerfeld | 4 hours ago
Whether you're a driver, cyclist, or a pedestrian, we all share the
road.Ernest Doroszuk / Postmedia
Once again, a dashcam delivers.
Toronto is awash in rising collisions between vehicles and both pedestrians
and cyclists. All media is in (rare) agreement, reporting that police
enforcement has tanked, putting more people at significant risk. City Hall
appears to care. Appears. Drivers seem not to. The fact is we are hurting and
killing each other and we have to stop.
The latest piece of evidence is this viral clip. The video shows a
Mercedes-Benz making a right turn, into a cyclist. Cyclist goes down, driver
crosses over the median and carries on.
Reports say the driver did come back and was charged with careless driving.
Some say the cyclist should have dismounted, etc. because let’s blame the
person who was run over by an SUV. The cyclist did not suffer serious
That driver was making a right turn onto a busy six-lane roadway. That
driver was intent on looking for oncoming vehicles, and any pedestrian or
cyclist would have lined up with their front A-pillar, and been partially if
not totally hidden.
Lorraine Complains: Pedestrian fatalities keep rising because we’re all
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Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race
- H.G. Wells
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