Sometimes, penalties are used as a way to try to prevent car accidents that involve bikes, but this does not always make a difference. For example, one woman told her story of pulling out onto the road and almost hitting two cyclists simply because she had not seen them -- and possibly because they went through a stop, though she wasn't sure. Due to the fact that she was watching the road vigilantly, she spotted them in time, but she pointed out that all of the penalties and fines on the books -- even if they had been much more drastic -- wouldn't have made a difference.
When a vehicle is parked, the last thing the occupant expects is to be hit by another vehicle. Regrettably, that does happen sometimes, when the vehicle in motion veers out of control. It happened recently in Middletown, Connecticut. The car accident happened around 10:30 a.m.
Autumn is a wonderful time to ride motorcycles in Connecticut, taking the back roads to get an up-close view of the changing foliage. But unfortunately, other leaf-peepers in four-wheeled vehicles are often too involved in checking out the turning leaves and fail to see a motorcycle rider approaching.
Typically, people view law enforcement officers in their community as being there to serve and protect. It is presumed that those officers will be on the right side of the law, helping to keep others from danger -- not creating it. That makes a recent incident of a police officer allegedly driving under the influence and causing a car accident all the more shocking.