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Old February 3rd 19, 03:50 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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On 2/2/2019 7:03 PM, John B. Slocomb wrote:
On Sat, 2 Feb 2019 12:14:10 -0500, Frank Krygowski

On 2/1/2019 7:41 PM, John B. Slocomb wrote:

But if a car hits a bike isn't that a violation in itself? I would
think that if a car hits a bike it would be a bit redundant to say
that he violated the 3 foot law in doing so?

To illustrate the problem: Maybe 75 miles from here a couple of years
ago, a northbound driver in a pickup truck tried turning left into
another road. He ran head-on into a pack of road cyclists on a downhill.
Two cyclists died.

His defense: The sun was glaring in his eyes, so he didn't see them.

He was acquitted.


The fact that the U.S. (or States therein) fails to treat malfeasance
as a crime is simply one more example of what one might say a lack of
moral fiber. In another message you comment on the possibility of an
office not being re-elected if he were to enforce a law. What's next?
A ten dollar fine for murder?

I'd say that's entirely possible, if the murderer has the foresight to
use his car as the murder weapon. But he does have to remember to say "I
didn't see him." :-/

- Frank Krygowski

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