Oregon State Police blames vulnerable victims while driving deaths spin out of control — Front Page – BikePortland.org

When you read this, do not freak out. Do not think “Kevin is on the highway, this could happen to him.” Because this could happen to anyone. Our entire society is dictated by the automobile. More people die in auto accidents than most of our major fears – murder, terrorism, plane crashes. Automobiles are deadly yet we are numb to their destructiveness. If you want your loved ones safe, tell them to eat healhty, get exercise, and AVOID CARS. We MUST stop blaming people who walk and bike – they are making the safe choice, the healthy choice, the socially-beneficial choice yet we kill, maime, and then blame them everyday.

Also, since I know some of you will still worry note that I avoid major highways whenever possible, try to time my riding to avoid times of heavy traffic, and rarely ride after dark.

 

Just some of the Oregon driving carnage of the past two weeks.(Photos: Oregon State Police) This is an editorial. The Oregon State Police issued a relatively rare safety message to the media today. In light of three collisions in the past nine days that resulted in the death of someone trying to walk or roll…

via Oregon State Police blames vulnerable victims while driving deaths spin out of control — Front Page – BikePortland.org

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