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Old 06-29-21, 06:47 AM
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Ill-Iowa Quad Cities bicycle death zone

There have been 5 riders killed in a very short time here in our area. One was a rider killed by a policeman answering a call. Another was killed by a driver at 1.30 am . on a bridge with wide shoulders' The driver received 2 traffic citations. Improper lane usage and driving on shoulder. ********** We have a quite active "good ole boys" network in this area .
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Old 06-29-21, 07:37 AM
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Can you tie the "good ole boys" comment into the fatalities?
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Old 06-29-21, 07:41 AM
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3 killed in my area. 2 were hit and runs.
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So what is your solution for those things that will advance advocacy and safety? Or is this going to continue to be sub-forum with some kind of morbid cyclist vs motorist scoreboard or just simply an obituary column?
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Old 06-29-21, 09:08 AM
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How about an automatic 50 years in prison for anyone that kills a cyclist with his car**********
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Old 06-29-21, 09:44 AM
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How about an automatic 50 years in prison for anyone that kills a cyclist with his car**********
I am a strong proponent of criminalizing human error.
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Old 06-29-21, 09:55 AM
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Sorry I posted this info in the wrong area. Not sure there is a right area. This is a disadvantage of being old and slow with puter threads.
When these accidents do happen I'm sure there is much grief and remorse on the driver, but simple traffic citation? really???
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Old 06-29-21, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
How about an automatic 50 years in prison for anyone that kills a cyclist with his car**********
In my state, deaths caused by drivers who are "under the influence" or who wantonly disregard others' safety ... they're typically charged with murder. As they should be.

Same should be the case for any other situation where somebody is equally dead because of such actions, whether cyclist, pedestrian or anyone else.
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Old 06-29-21, 12:15 PM
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Didn't somebody ask why aren't road penalties higher?

I guess in some jurisdictions, human life just isn't valued.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
How about an automatic 50 years in prison for anyone that kills a cyclist with his car**********
Why not 50 years for any knucklehead motorists who kills another motorist by accident? Are cyclists somehow a higher class of human?
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Why not 50 years for any knucklehead motorists who kills another motorist by accident? Are cyclists somehow a higher class of human?
The current practice of the law already places cyclists and pedestrians in a lower class than motorists and passengers.

Motorists who cause death to other motorists and their passengers seem to get automatically charged by the police. Whereas, when cyclists and pedestrians are the victims, the incidinces are investigated.
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The current practice of the law already places cyclists and pedestrians in a lower class than motorists and passengers.
Not where I come from. You hit a cyclist here (New Orleans) and you're in deep dew dew..
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Not where I come from. You hit a cyclist here (New Orleans) and you're in deep dew dew..
Hmmm. That's not my observation. Unless the operator was impaired, I can't recall any driver facing criminal consequences. We rarely learn of the civil outcomes. Th vibe I get from reading of bicycle victims of non-fatal hit and run accidents is that the cops aren't going to do much legwork.
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