Just awful, Tom Fortmann is a cycling friend of mine and was instrumental in pushing forward the MinuteMan Bikepath, one of the first rail-trails in the country...relieved he is ok but very sad for the other cyclist and his family...bw77 said:Turns out that a 14 year old SUV driver killed a cyclist in Colorado 2 weeks ago.
What tour was this? RTR or BTC? ALso....looks like the kid had fake residency cards he was trying to dispose of. Probably an illegal alien. Good luck getting any $$ out of him or his family.filtersweep said:
I agree with you there, and it is going to get even worse as more and more people start finding cheaper ways to get to work. How many people remember Matt Wilhelm?filtersweep said:
Yup yup, I agree...Mr. Versatile said:I'm a teacher, and have been for almost 30 years. IMO/IME education will not stop this. You can talk to kids, reason with them, discuss things, show them movies, make them take driver's ed, give them tests, and they're still going to use cell phones when they drive. They know it's dangerous, both for them and other folks, but they're still going to do it. IMO cell phones are probably one of the most addictive electronic gadgets to come down the pike. I have a cell phone - it's a track phone. I buy minutes for it when I have to. I keep one in my car, and one on my bike. I'd be willing to bet I haven't talked on them for more than 2 hours in the past year. I truly use them just for emergencies. Kids don't. It's a life style for them. You might as well tell them to never wear jeans.
fabsroman said:What is the punishment when you cause an accident because you were spending 75% of your visual focus watching a teenager spending 75% of her visual focus on text messaging? How ironic would that be?
You raise a valid question. However I needed less than an occasional half second glance, probably less time than one would spend checking their mirrors, to verify what I was seeing. Plus she was in front of me to my left.