Monday, January 11, 2010

At this Crossroads - we all should stop and think

The following I think is worth a read, especially if you haven't been following the case. It's the conviction of a California driver, Dr. Thompson for violently injuring two cyclists on July 4th, 2008.

Well worth repeating, in sentencing the judge said:

“The first thing I want to state is that this case illustrates to me the incredible tension between cyclists and motorists on Los Angeles streets, and honestly should be a wakeup call to everyone,” he said. “Government must become aware of the dangerous conditions existing on our city streets and the threat of injury to cyclists and should provide safe and accessible bike lanes to cyclists.

“Cyclists and motorists should be respectful of each others rights to use the common roadways for all.”

Full review on A reporter’s notebook: Sentencing Dr. Thompson

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