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The War On Bikes In Toronto Just Got A Poster Child

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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image credit Ken Chaplin, photo near accident site in Toronto Every news show in town is leading with the story about a woman being in hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a jerk on a bicycle who went through a red light, going the wrong way on a one way street. That is tragic and the 49 year old cyclist was given the maximum ticket. The Globe and Mail complains that it isn't enough. Although the cyclist was given a $400 dollar ticket and remains liable for any injuries if this is pursued in civil court, if he had been driving a motor vehicle he would have received six demerit points, the second highest for a moving violation. Meanwhile, every comment in every paper is an insane attack on cyclists everywhere.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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