arcadiagt5 (arcadiagt5) wrote,

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It could have been worse: it could have happened here.

On the front page of the West Australian today there is a headline about a Australian cyclist dying in a crash in Spain.

The article ends with a sentence that I've never seen so quickly, or at all, for cycling deaths in Australia: "The driver of the van has been charged with reckless homicide and injury." It appears that in Spain drivers have a duty of care towards all road users.

So, as I said in the title, it could be worse for her grieving family: the crash could have happened in a country where the most vulnerable road users are treated with contempt, in a country where misuse of motorised vehicles is considered to be a right.

It could have happened here.
Tags: crankbusters, cycling, musings

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