This week we had a tragedy in our area. A very special and dedicated cyclist, a lady that was elgible for this forum, was killed by a motorist that ran a red light. She was not only a cyclist, but a strong and active member of many cycling organizations that promote safe and fun cycling.
Witnesses are very clear that the motorist ran the light with other cars stopped for the light. The witnesses said the cyclist was crossing the intersection on green.
With all this in mind this is difficult because I actually know the motorist, a lady that would be even more elgible for this forum than the victim. I have always known her as a kind and caring person.
In this area there is a very nominal amount of energy from the state and local governments to prosecute motorists that kill cyclists. I doubt there is a good path for the city or state to take in this case, but at some point a strong stand is needed.
Do officials in other areas agressively prosecute drivers that kill cyclists?