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CalBike Request Wins Reversal of CHP Bike-Blaming

August 12, 2016

Early one morning last month, in a suburb of Sacramento, a motorist ran into the back of two bicyclists, killing one and injuring the other. It happened on Fiddyment Road in Roseville, a two-lane road with no shoulders and lanes so narrow that there’s no way a car could possibly pass a bicycle without crossing into opposing traffic. That’s all we truly know: it’s an unexplained rear-end collision. The California Highway Patrol’s official statement, however, placed the blame squarely on the victim’s shoulders by repeating the driver’s claim that the bicyclist swerved into his path. It’s bad news that police... Read more >>

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