Maybe the Santa Clara CA Sheriff department can take lessons from Baton Rouge: A deputy driving fast and responding to a call for assistance sees a cyclist and swerves off the road to avoid killing him.
I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.
I’ve been riding the Urbana Bike almost exclusively for the past three weeks to get to and from work, for my medical appointments and grocery store runs. Urbana is a commuter bicycle that’s really fun to ride.
You might recall the Urbana is “obviously a woman’s bike,” according to the German Redhead, because of the lack of a top tube on this bicycle. I disagree and believe step through bikes like this are not just for the likes of Tim Curry dressed in drag.
Attorney Brendan H. Kevenides is the “Chicago Bicycle Advocate.” He writes concerning what the British call SMIDSY or “Sorry Mate, I Didn’t See You” — the excuse that is often given when a motorist runs over a cyclist. Continue reading SMIDSY: Not a defense!