5 thoughts on “NoBackspace: Vision Zero Works When Victim-Blaming Stops and Accountability Starts

  1. I’ll take your folks more seriously when you speak up against bikers who don’t lights and reflectors. There are an amazing number of invisible bikers out there and they do have a responsibility.

    • It appears based on your comment you did not fully comprehend the information presented in the article. The article articulates the notion of how bicycle and pedestrian (walking) related deaths as a result of negligent driving by the motor vechile operator, are often not investigated further or prosecuted, often leaving the bicyclist or pedestrian with the blame and therefore no accountability from a criminal or civil law standpoint of the negligent motor vechile operator, or even the notion to investigate these events further, which is the basis for the article.

  2. A sidebar on trucking: oversized trucks (53′ plus) are not allowed on City streets unless they get a special permit from DoT, and are making a single drop/pickup. The “improved economy” be damned: jobs would increase if the NYS traffic laws were enforced!

  3. From the article: “When we hear about traffic crashes, there’s a tendency to question the intentions of the victim first and immediately put fault on them, instead of a reckless driver.”

    Hmm: “a reckless driver”. Interesting choice of words, in an article which seems to be admonishing us against blindly assigning blame for crashes on a specific group of people without knowing the facts.

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