Cyclist, Pedestrian Traffic Deaths on Rise in U.S.

By | December 16, 2015

  • December 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm
    Original Bob says:
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    I don’t suppose texting while walking has anything to do with this? Actually I’m not opposed to people texting while walking as they generally put just themselves at risk as opposed to when they are behind the wheel.

    • December 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm
      Agent says:
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      I have seen them texting while riding a bike as well. They have no clue where they are or that vehicles are coming and ride right out in the traffic lane. Also, many are arrogant enough to think they have the right of way when they don’t

      • December 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm
        Rosenblatt says:
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        Since the study did not identify the rates at which people text and walk/bike that ultimately are involved in an accident, I found the stat of 1/3rd of the pedestrians and 1/5th of the cyclists had a blood- alcohol content of more than .08 was much more alarming.

        • December 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm
          Original Bob says:
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          The fact that many are drunk is alarming to you? Two men walk out of a bar and fall into the middle of the railroad tracks. The first says to the other “Are we ever going to reach the top of these stairs?” The second replies “Well the climb would not be so bad if the railing wasn’t so darn short”.

  • December 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm
    arna says:
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    “while pedestrian and cyclist deaths have remained flat”

    How else would you remain after getting run-over!

    • December 16, 2015 at 4:01 pm
      Agent says:
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      Especially after a dump truck or Cement truck ran over them.

  • December 19, 2015 at 11:17 pm
    insk says:
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    In NJ cyclists must ride with traffic. With so many drivers texting, driving tired or otherwise distracted the danger increases for the bicyclist. Then there are those who think it sport to throw something at the cyclist. Riding my bike home from work (81/2 miles)I was suddenly, unexpectedly whacked across the lower back. Somehow I managed not to end up in the street under tires. I crossed the street riding against traffic. Now I can see the cars and the drivers can see me. No unforeseen surprises. I was bruised for two weeks. I never rode again. To ride facing traffic is safer but can earn a traffic ticket and points against one’s driver’s license.



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