Comment 11639

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted September 12, 2007 at 12:28:26

And I by mine. The statistics do not lie. The number of injuries to third parties caused by cyclists is statistically smaller than the number caused by cars and trucks. See for example stats.

I have argued here already for a need to change the laws, but I have not argued for letting cyclists break laws willy nilly.

That being said, if we care about safer streets for all then enforcement needs to be balanced, and effort needs to be emphasized first toward the most dangerous infractions. It makes no sense to spend police time and effort busting cyclists blowing stop signs at 15km/h while allowing vehicles to burn down Main at 70 to 80 without repercussions -- especially after this city's horrible track record in terms of pedestrian fatalities this year.

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