When the Safety of Bicycling is Taken SeriouslyPosted by Steve in News, Thoughts on February 11th, 2011 – 2 Comments
Watch how dangerous drivers are handled in The Netherlands:
In Oregon, most bike/car crashes are a non-event to the general public, and often we see blame put toward the cyclist for such incidents. Rarely are drivers cited, and bike crashes that don’t involve a trip to the hospital or total $1500+ in damages are not reported. When we don’t keep accurate traffic crash reports that take into account ALL modes of travel, we don’t provide our transportation engineers the right data to make our streets safer.
Want to see crash reporting and blame-the-victim policies change? Write your representatives.