What angers me is I pass signs, all the time, that state, ''$1,000 fine throwing trash on highway.'' And yet when I was hit by a motorist who was simply not paying attention, not a single thing was done or said to him.
Even the cyclist who was hit by a delivery truck in Chattanooga, and died from the trauma of being drug under the truck, had no posthumous voice as the motorist who struck him was not indicted for killing him. By definition, Second Degree Manslaughter is the unintentional act of murder through carelessness: http://www.wrcbtv.com/global/story.asp?s =9959220
So, in essence, the state is saying it's okay to hit another person, so long as they're a cyclist, but don't throw your chewing gum wrapper on the side of the road or they'll nail you.
Will definately check that out. Anyone read David Byrnes new book? Hopefully we are changing America's cities and we get more people aware of us. Hopefully the new ruling sentancing the guy in CA to 5 years in prison for essentially using his car as a weapon against a cyclist will send a message to those that would rather not see us out there.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.