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    Interviewing a Driver

    If you could interview a driver who hit a cyclist, what are some of the questions you'd ask him?

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    Would you mind getting on that bike for a second while I get behind the wheel of your car?

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    1. Do you know what the traffic laws are regarding bicycles?
    2. Does anyone in your family over the age of 12 ride a bicycle?
    3. Do you really believe that your schedule is more important than a human life?
    4. Will this experience change the way you approach a cyclist on the road?

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    How come you couldn't see a drunk wrong way rider without lights at 2am?

    What exactly is the point of this thread?

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    Do you think Clarks from Bikeforums makes the most useless threads ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajenkins View Post
    Would you mind getting on that bike for a second while I get behind the wheel of your car?
    Good answer... perhaps then the motorist might think about what cyclists face.

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    Depends on the context. What were the circumstances of the crash, and what is the motorist's position and attitude about it?

    By "interview", you mean formally, like you were a newspaper reporter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    How come you couldn't see a drunk wrong way rider without lights at 2am?

    What exactly is the point of this thread?

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    pure as the driven snowplow

    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Good answer... perhaps then the motorist might think about what cyclists face.
    Thanks for thinking so well of me, but my motives were less than pure. I was thinking more retribution than education.

    But now that you mention it, if more motorists did, in fact, walk a mile in our cleats (so to speak), there would be a lot fewer deaths out there.

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    Me: You maintain you did not see the cyclist, but given the active and passive lighting systems, ideal conditions lane positioning of the cyclist, how could you not?!
    Judge: You don't have to answer the question
    Driver: I'll answer the question, you want answers?
    Me: I think I'm entiled.
    Driver: You want answers?
    Me: I want the truth.
    Driver: You can't handle the truth. Son we live in a world where cars drive the economy. What else is going to move the economy... a bicycle? I have a responsiblilty you can't possibly fathom. You weep for the cyclist and you curse the cars. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know... that the cyclist's death, while tragic is avoidable if he was in a car. My existance, while groteque and incomprehensible to you drives the economy. You don't want the truth because deep down, in places you don't talk about on BF you need me out there driving. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rides a bicycle. I would rather you just said thank you and stayed on the sidewalk, otherwise I suggest you get a car. Either way I don't give a damn I hit a cyclist.
    Me: Did you see the cyclist?
    Driver: I drove my car
    Me: Did you see the cyclist?
    Driver: You're Goddamn right I did.
    ---Stunned Silence---

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    ^^^ Maybe we really can't afford to "drive" the economy in that fashion.

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    Why did the Suicidal biker turn left in front of your car forcing you to hit him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeWill View Post
    Do you think Clarks from Bikeforums makes the most useless threads ever?
    For great justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    How come you couldn't see a drunk wrong way rider without lights at 2am?

    What exactly is the point of this thread?
    *clap clap clap clap*

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