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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Sherpa, Mar 10, 2008.
Freakin' popo. Wonder what really happened?
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The number of bicyclists hit by cars on a daily basis is astounding.
Protect and swerve I guess.
falling asleep behind the wheel at 10:25am? WTF dude, its called coffee!
Sounds like something you'd see on Reno: 911
And when he's not properly punished, it will continue to send the message that cyclists are not important, hit at your own pleasure
Imagine if a bike cop was killed by a motorist. Man, that person would get the chair.
But please dont focus on the fact that he is a cop, instead the focus should be on the fact that he was an inattentive motorist, thereby causing a tragic, avoidable accident.
It's tragic whenever a cyclist is hit, but the fact that it was a deputy makes it worse. I know they are no differant than the rest of us, but you can't help holding them to a higher standard
And why is that? If he was engaged in the commission of a crime when he hit these guys, he should be held to a higher standard for misusing his position and betraying the public trust. But from what I read, this was an accident, vehicular manslaughter if anything.
Tragic for all parties involved...
Wow. I ride that road all the time when I'm visiting my parents.
I am not denying that it was anything but an accident, and the consequences should not be any different then with an average motorist. But as an officer, he has received special drivers training and should realize when his driving is impaired and the consequences thereof both from a training standpoint and from experience dealing with motorists.
All Im saying is that anytime you are in a position of authority, people will hold you to a higher standard whether that is right or wrong.
True, but I wonder if I would be
or sitting in jail for killing two people and seriously injuring another. He should be held to the *same* standards at the very least, and I doubt if a civilian would get a paid vacation out of this deal...
all the more reason to never ride on the road...
dirt my friends... dirt, is where it's at.
Ummm, crap. Not in the absence of intent.
My colleague owns roaring mouse (the shop sponsoring the rider) and is pretty tore up over it. That road has an extremely wide bike lane (extra lane wide). There have also been local reports of a county sherrif in a white SUV (same description) speeding and crossing the double yellow 15 miles away on the same road about 10min prior - which is about the correct speed/time to get there. Should be interesting, as this was highly trafficed as a cycling route because of it's safety and havey police patrols keeping the speeds down...
Cop: "I'll have a scotch on the rocks"
Waiter: "It's 9 in the morning!"
I'm just starting to gather parts for a road bike (have the frame already) and plan on having it built by the summer. It's story's like this that make me think I should stick to dirt.
didn't look like a white SUV in the pics it looks like a regular cruiser!
I must have conflicting stories then.
Build the bike and ride.
OK, that might be a little extreme, but you could guess the punishments would not be equal.
My brother was run over on a motorcycle by a police officer the blew a stop sign for no reason. His bike was totaled and he was messed up for about 6 months. He was awarded medical expenses + $6000 and the cost of motorcycle repairs, not replacement.
Had it have been a civilian that hit him, he would have gotten quite a bit more.
good point, but what if your riding alone in the woods and say a wolverine attacks you, then what?? or a badger, fisher cat, bear, cougar, or if your down under, a really pissed off wombat!!
ok, i'll stop the sillyness now.