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Old 01-24-17, 06:15 PM   #26
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I think we have another news story here where we don't have all of the facts and only a video of part of the scenario. Granted the car's driver was acting dangerously to the extreme no matter what provoked the situation. There is no defending the driver.

However, why is that cyclist continuing to put himself in extreme danger? How did he get himself into that situation in the first place?

What would the outcome have been had the driver freaked out and gunned his motor running the cyclist over and killing him? Most likely charged with vehicular homicide, yes, but that doesn't bring that cyclists life back, does it? For what? To prove some kind of point maybe? I can think of better causes to put my life on the line for rather than an irrational driver.

From what I see there's no defending that driver but the cyclist used poor judgement by continuing to put himself in danger with an irrational driver using his car as a weapon.



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I think we have another news story here where we don't have all of the facts and only a video of part of the scenario. Granted the car's driver was acting dangerously to the extreme no matter what provoked the situation. There is no defending the driver.

However, why is that cyclist continuing to put himself in extreme danger? How did he get himself into that situation in the first place?

What would the outcome have been had the driver freaked out and gunned his motor running the cyclist over and killing him? Most likely charged with vehicular homicide, yes, but that doesn't bring that cyclists life back, does it? For what? To prove some kind of point maybe? I can think of better causes to put my life on the line for rather than an irrational driver.

From what I see there's no defending that driver but the cyclist used poor judgement by continuing to put himself in danger with an irrational driver using his car as a weapon.
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And the cyclist might end up just as dead by allowing an extreme tailgating motorist to continue to tailgate him with road rage thrown in as indicated by the motorist honking.

PS - It may not be safe for you to get out of bed in the morning. You should stay put all day and hope a fire does not occur.
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CB,

It's obvious that you and I agree that we disagree on tactics with irrational drivers. Let's just keep it at that. Deal?

Oh, you can dispense with the little invectives at the end, you know that little "PS" in passing. They aren't necessary.


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Oh, you can dispense with the little invectives at the end, you know that little "PS" in passing. They aren't necessary.
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Offended by a little illustration of my point. No invective's.
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Hahaha! Ok, Hoss, you won.
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Some movement:

Charges laid in January car-vs-bicycle road rage confrontation | Ottawa Citizen

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Onlookers gathered around the car so the man couldn’t drive off. Police laid charges after looking at video of the incident and talking to witnesses.

Initially they said they weren’t laying charges because the cyclist didn’t want them. On Thursday, however they said the cyclist did want to pursue charges.

Police charged Patrice Lepage, 47, of Gatineau with assault, dangerous driving and mischief under $5,000.
I won't get into how much I'm not surprised that he's from North of the river.
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I won't get into how much I'm not surprised that he's from North of the river.
Thanks for posting an update. Fantastic that witnesses surrounded the car and prevented him from driving off, I'm glad that he got charged.
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I am still wondering what the stereotype is that's been debunked.
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I am still wondering what the stereotype is that's been debunked.
Probably the one that not all Canadians are nice.
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Excellent! Those are serious charges.
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Probably the one that not all Canadians are nice.
And here I thought the stereotype was that 'all Canadians are nice'.
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ok, this thread took a totally inappropriate turn to politics. Politics is only allowed in the P and R forum. Failure to take this into consideration while drafting posts will possibly result in sanctions
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