When it comes to cyclist and bicycles, the police and prosecutors seem to come to a screehing halt. Local happenings and so many posts on bike forums prove this is true. I just dont understant why this is true. There are incidents of a cyclist being run down on the shoulder, and even in a few cases on sidewalks. Yet the motorist get off with a slap on the wrist, if anything at all. This is true even if the motorist is drunk!! Bicycles can be stolen, and the police do nothing more than file paperwork. Sure many bikes that are stolen are cheap superstore bikes, but many can be really expensive high end bikes. Stealing a high end bike amounts to grand thief, yet little is done.
Are any members of this forum policemen, lawyers, or prosecutors, and can they explain why this is business as usual?