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When an 81 Year Old Driver Kills An 84 Year Old Cyclist, Why Do They Blame The Victim?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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by last modified Aug 11, 2011 The Toronto media went insane last month when a cyclist hit a pedestrian and injured her; (see The War On Bikes In Toronto Just Got A Poster Child ) Suddenly everyone was calling for licensing of bikes, mandatory insurance and testing. This week, an 84 year old cyclist was killed after he "collided" with a car. (Given that he was stuck under the car and it had to be lifted off him, it is hard to see how he "collided," but that is another story.) The 81 year old driver of the car was not charged. James at the Urban Country and Herb at IbikeTO do a good job of dealing with the issue of the disparity in the media's response to the bike-on-pedestrian vs car-on-cyclist, so I will ask another question: Why are 81 year old drivers allowed on the road without being tested? Why are the media not jumping on this question?... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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