After reading about more cyclists being hit, I feel compelled to write this...
The thing that riles me up the most is what happens to the motorist.
I have multiple fractures due to some idiot breaking the road rules. I'm in a wheelchair for a while, had to defer uni, I'll need extensive rehab, have massive scars, will get arthritis early in life, may have permanent loss of function in my arm and leg depending on how I recover, can't do state titles, uni games or nationals in january (my goals for the yr) and the list goes on.
All he'll get are a few fines
If I went into a bar, got completely wasted, picked a fight with a stranger for no reason and put them in a wheelchair with broken bones, I'd end up in jail for aggravated assault, maybe even attempted murder.
Can anyone else see something wrong with this picture?
Until there are harsher penalties, we will just be the poor buggers "who shouldn't be on the road and deserve to be hit"
People cannot and should not use their cars as "weapons"
Stay safe everyone
PS.I don't give a crap if he feels guilt for the rest of his life (he proabably won't anyway) his guilt is nothing compared to what my family and I are going through and will continue to for a long time.