Tuesday, October 25, 2011

bicycles, cars & the law


The driver in the fatal "dooring" of Ottawa cyclist Danielle Nacu has been charged with a Highway Traffic Act offence that carries a fine of $110, the same as the fine for not having a bell on your bike.
Canadian Press reports that Kathy Chow, 41, of Ottawa has been charged under the HTA with opening a door improperly. Assuming she pleads guilty, her deadly mistake will cost her $110.
I shake my head. This is just one of several shake your head at the police and/or court decision involving cyclists.
Just a reminder to all my fellow cyclists... ride carefully, keep your eyes & your options open.

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