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Jul. 20th, 2011

11:58 pm - RTC - police response

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From:johnckirk
Date:July 21st, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
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I agree completely. I realise that most drivers aren't actually trying to kill cyclists (although it may seem that way), so this isn't about punishment, it's about prevention.

There's a similar issue here:
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2011-1/june/8/driver_blinded_by_sun.aspx
The car driver claimed that she was dazzled by sunlight, so it wasn't her fault that she killed a cyclist. If she continues driving then she will probably encounter sunny conditions again; if she's unable to drive safely in those conditions then she shouldn't be driving at all.
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