hotfoot wrote:RIP the cyclist and sympathy to his people...hope the cops are able to bring any wrong doer to justice.
This comment is not directed at you Hotfoot in the slightest.
However every single “accident” an offence has taken place. IMHO a simple nose to tail ONE of the drivers at least is in the wrong.
The only car accident I have been in in the 20+ years of driving was caused by a car failing to give way from a side street as he was in a rush to pick up his kids from school. He could have just as easily knocked me off my bike. He has a history of traffic accidents and when he came to mine to sort out the paperwork for the claim his breath stank of beer.
But what I’m trying to say is that accidents are traffic offences because someone, somewhere hasn’t done the “right” thing and not doing the “right” thing *may* result in minor damage to a car but could just as easily result in a car crossing a median strip and killing someone.
It’s just crazy how 1’500 odd killed and 30k hospitalised (that could include confining someone to a wheelchair) a year is treated so lightly. I read somewhere that when cars started taking off in the USA that the public was appalled at the carnage that was akin to a war.
Hell, I lost my “rights” to own a semi-automatic rifle because 60 odd people were murdered by one nut case. But 1’500 killed and 30,000 odd hospitalised? Nah, let’s just ignore the body bags in the room.