Killed While Cycling: Why So Few Fatal Bike Crashes Lead to Arrest in NYC. This is worth reading!
Last year, 21 cyclists died in vehicle crashes in New York City. But only two drivers were arrested and local district attorneys are hard pressed to cite convictions for cyclist deaths. Instead, they say, cyclists and their advocates don’t understand how tough it is to call a traffic crash a crime.
I don’t think about the real life and death consequences of riding in this city. It’s just too much damn fun riding here, its SO GOOD! 8 years of riding in this city, I do a lot of thinking, for a lot of people - motorists, pedestrians, cops (fu 94th) . But it’s sad when you think about it, dying doing something you love. People overplay this “rouge cyclist” mentality, most long-time riders in this city are more adept a getting out of hairy situations than motorists and pedestrians alike. And yet 21 CYCLISTS FUCKING DIED!