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Old 11-09-10, 03:42 PM   #1
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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.”
Please watch the video and read the story at WKTR TV-13, and leave some good comments at the WKTR website. The more clicks and comments these stories get, the more we'll keep getting this kind of coverage.
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Old 11-10-10, 01:28 PM   #2
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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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Old 11-10-10, 01:50 PM   #3
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2 a day die nationwide in car/bike crashes, according to fars.
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Old 11-10-10, 06:53 PM   #4
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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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