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    No justice in Virginia Beach - please chime in, wherever you live

    “City records show that nearly 40 Virginia Beach drivers have killed bicyclists and pedestrians in the past 10 years and faced not even a traffic ticket. Seven more faced charges for driving away after the accidents, but nothing for the crashes themselves. Only two motorists faced reckless-driving charges for killing pedestrians. The last time that happened was 10 years ago.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattotoole View Post
    City records show that nearly 40 Virginia Beach drivers have killed bicyclists and pedestrians in the past 10 years and faced not even a traffic ticket. Seven more faced charges for driving away after the accidents, but nothing for the crashes themselves. Only two motorists faced reckless-driving charges for killing pedestrians. The last time that happened was 10 years ago.”

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    that in and of itself doesn't mean a thing. I once hit a cyclist, a 15 yo kid. He was on the wrong side of the road running a red light. Because of a long line of cars I didn't see him until he was in front of my car. Fortunately I was only going 25 mph and paying attention so he wasn't injured because I could slam on the brakes quickly. I didn't get so much as a traffic ticket....because I did nothing wrong and the cyclist did everything wrong. Just because a cyclist is hit by a car does not mean the car driver is at fault.
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    2 a day die nationwide in car/bike crashes, according to fars.

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    I'm with slowandsteady, the fact that collisions occurred is meaningless without details. The motorist isn't always at fault. Cyclists and peds aren't saints just because they're not in a car.

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