Comment 67033

By Jonathan Dalton (registered) | Posted July 28, 2011 at 11:29:00 in reply to Comment 67014

For RTH you to use a trajedy (sic) such as this to further you anti-Car agenda

Most people on here have and use cars. That our advocacy for safe streets, transit, bike and pedestrian issues is so readily labeled anti-car, really speaks of the vulnerability setting in among car culture adherents. It's as if every stop sign added at a cross street further erodes the foundational freedoms of our country. Relax.

The article was about the insanity of charging the mother trying to cross the street, instead of the drunk driver, with vehicular homicide. If you read further into this story ( you will see that the woman was not alone in crossing the street, there was a whole group of people coming from the bus stop, suggesting it was common practice in the area.

Many articles have been written here about street design which is hostile to pedestrians, and the broad ineffectiveness of the train-and-blame approach to safety especially as it relates to pedestrians. It is absolutely an indictment of autocentric thinking when a pedestrian is charged with homicide for trying to cross the street.

Comment edited by Jonathan Dalton on 2011-07-28 11:29:14

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