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maineincrisis • 8 months ago

I hope he is charged!!!

Guest • 8 months ago
maineincrisis • 8 months ago

that's what attorneys and liens are for.

BHShaman • 8 months ago

Really this article should read, "Driver unhurt as bicyclist strikes his vehicle"

rightwinga • 8 months ago

Those darn cars shouldnt be on the road!

Guest • 8 months ago
Pete2 • 8 months ago

It would be wonderful if you could be outraged with the same energy at the 33,000 fatalities, 3.9 million injuries and 24 million damaged vehicles, for a total cost of $871 billion, that motor vehicle drivers cause every year in this country alone. So much for the effectiveness of licensing and minimum age, not to mention that private individual insurance only covers a small fraction of the total cost, most of it is left to the tax payer to foot the bill (bicyclists included). Please, leave bicycles out of that mess, it 's already difficult enough to have to weave a path through that jungle. Just saying.

Scott Harriman • 8 months ago

Yay! Big government!

Nod Nostrebor • 8 months ago

Agreed. In fact, bicycle riding should be deregulated. I am appalled that the cyclist is said to have run into the automobile.

Drivers should treat cyclists as pedestrians and stop running them off the road and pulling out in front of them. If an automobile driver is involved in an accident with a cyclist, it is almost always the fault of the driver of the car. Maine drivers are inconsiderate and pushy.

Ride a bike for a while, you'll see, the roadways are not safe to ride a bicycle in Maine. You'll find out real quick, it's considered great sport in Maine to play chicken with someone on a bike.

Scott Harriman • 8 months ago

I don't really agree. In this case the cyclist was riding the wrong way. Other drivers should not be expected to look 360° for people violating the most basic rules of the road.

My point was that laws, in general, are supposed to be there to protect people from harm done by others. The risk that cyclists pose to others is minuscule and does not warrant the government expansion (and expense -- nobody seems to think of the tax increases) that these proposals would entail.