Whenever we have these discussions I feel like we're arguing against some cartoon villain that smokes cigars and throws beer cans out the window while mowing down liberals in spandex left and right.
I've long understood that the best way to kill someone in Oregon and not go to jail is to run them over while sober and claim you didn't see them.
the problem is that most driver's view operating a motor vehicle as essentially a right. It isn't.
Of course not. What I am saying is, the chance of these random "run down for sport" killings is almost certainly incredibly low, of the "struck by lightning" type occurrence. I'm not saying it doesn't happen though.
I just think people need to think carefully about things like "strict liability for accidents involving automobiles" (given the context of the post, I would imagine this is proposing criminal liability, although I could be mistaken).
Cycling in the Netherlands is much safer than in the USA. The Netherlands has the lowest non-fatal injury rate as well as the lowest fatality rate, while the USA has the highest non-fatal injury rate as well as the highest fatality rate. Indeed, the non-fatal injury rate for the USA is about 30 times higher than for the Netherlands.
Injury rate per million km cycled: USA 37.5; NL 1.4
Fatality rate per 100 million km cycled: USA 5.8; NL 1.1
AnecdoteFilter: I was turning on a green arrow last week and a bicyclist cut in front of me and acted like it was my fault that I entered the intersection. FFS, stop at the red light. What are you doing entering the intersection when my green ass Subaru is flashing it's turn signal and slamming on its brakes.
Not much talk about how the same thing needs to apply to bicyclists, or the whole thing falls down.
Huh? Rest assured that I won't. You didn't actually look at the site and are arguing about something else.
But instead it's the same old nonsense about well one time a cyclist was a jerk and blah blah blah.
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