How can cyclists ever be safe when the authorities play fast and loose with the term “hit and run” vs. a “traffic accident” or just don’t “serve and protect” people who ride bycicles? Ed Magos was hit by a car:
…..From the corner of his eye, he saw the woman walk toward him. He yelled “I can’t move! Call 911!”
He remained motionless and continued to call for help, then heard the sound of car door closing, then the sound of an engine starting. He craned his head and caught the license plate number of the woman’s car as she made a u-turn and drove off in the opposite direction. He immediately began repeating the license information out loud….
Also taken from this blog at
He (Ed Magos) is a member of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council where … ironically … he chairs the Public Safety Committee. The EHNC was the first NC to endorse the Cyclists’ Bill of Rights which holds that “Cyclists have the right to the full support of our judicial system and the right to expect that those who endanger, injure or kill cyclists be dealt with to the full extent of the law.”
If you are a cyclist I hope you read the full piece. It is mind blowing. We need cyclists to continue to stick together and stay informed on the crucial matters that protect everyone on a bycicle.
Please let me know what you think? What are your ideas for safety? Where do you ride? Do you ride your bike to work? BTW what do you do in this rain?