Fortunately for my bleary eyes this morning the Feed was small with a high signal to noise ratio. That was good, the actual articles were not-so-good. Onward and downward…
First up, and the only North American report is this article of a little girl riding her bicycle into the street. Child struck, injured by motorist in north Mobile County Well, you didn’t actually think a story about a little girl riding her bicycle in the street was going to end well on this blog, did you? You know, I’m showing my age here, but I remember a time when kids played in the streets all the time and seldom got hurt, much less killed. Streets were frequently the only open area in the little suburbs I used to live in as a kid, everything else was cheek by jowl development with no greenspace besides (other) people’s lawns, which we didn’t play on because that belonged to someone else. A game of catch could easily start in front of one house and go 3 or 4 houses down the street to the other player. The speed limit was obviously way too high for a residential area, 35 MPH are you kidding me? That is the speed for a road between residential areas not in one.
From Oz comes another story about someone getting on a closed street during a triathlon and hitting someone during the bicycle phase. Triathlon competitor injured This seems to be a regular occurrence in Oz, it happened last year to the leader of a race getting hit head on by a drunk, and now again. Is there just no traffic control inside the traffic control area, or does the local LEO just not care?
And finally is a report on another bus killing another cyclist in India, land of “Hell, no I’m not sharing the road. I’m driving a bus.” Cyclist hit by DPS bus, killed At least in India when someone kills a cyclist they are arrested and have to make bail.
And that’s it for this morning.
Billed @$.02, Opus