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Location: Deland Florida, City Center
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Originally Posted by rhikdavis
And they know this how?
Most likely since the cyclist is dead and the same senceless reply is given over and over.
Sorry for the late reply to your thread, but I just got to it (BIG forum)
In addition to my bicycles, I had been a motorcycle rider for over forty years. It's the same thing over and over: "I didn't see the bike/motorcycle". The results or penalty? Usually nothing. I believe that there is an assumption that the poor guy on the bike probably did 'something wrong'.
When the question is asked, the "It's Not My Fault" reply is the first thing that comes out.
: "Well officer, I was texting", "or talking on my cell phone", "or I was changing stations on the radio", or even "I was just driving along with my head up my butt and not really paying attention". "You know, That bicycle was hard to see, and what was he doing in the road anyway. Now That bike rider has gone and inconvenienced me because I'll be late for my appointment while the paramedics wipe up the blood".
My frustration and anger through the years has been a waste of time.