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There but for the grace of God go I

Many cycling blogs, including mine, point out the truly dumb moves made by many people in their cars (and sometimes on bike). If we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll realize that all of us suffer from momentary inattention, even while driving. I know I’ve made the occasional bone headed move. I think it was Tom Vanderbilt read more »

Driving is a get out of jail for murder card in the Bay Area

The Center for Investigative Journalism confirms something many of us already suspect. The Berkeley based non-profit news agency analyzed five years worth of data from 434 pedestrian fatalities in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. Sixty percent of the 238 motorists found to be at fault or suspected of a read more »

Accidents are, umm, no accidents

Tom Vanderbilt has been harping a lot lately on the use of the word “accident” to describe traffic collisions. He’s also commenting a lot, lately, on the use of passive voice in news reports about traffic collisions. For example, “Joe Blow was killed when a car crossed the center line and struck him head on.” read more »