Here a 70+ year old woman hit a mother and child IN A PARKING LOT and dragged them for some distance. I think she got a $600 fine and her license suspended. She said she did see them BTW the child was in a STROLLER!
I like that, "she was swerving to avoid a car that suddenly stopped", Yeah, like for the flippin' school bus perhaps? So she couldn't see two M/C cops, a school bus with it's red blinkers on and the brake lights of the car in front?
I'm sure she's related to someone so they'll tell her "you watch out now Harriet, you might hurt someone next time..." and send her on her way.
There are so many people that should not be driving. I really wish there was some way to just slap someone into realizing that they're responsible for safely directing 3000+ pounds of metal at a high rate of speed.
I commute on my bike every day in Atlanta (ok, when the weather is really bad I'll take the MARTA), and yeah, Buford Highway is one of the worse roads. I also don't much care for Roswell Rd, the I-75 corridor through Marietta, Spaghetti Junction, and the Downtown Connector.
I know it's the same in every city, but people either just have no idea how dangerous they are, or are completely psychotic and don't care about the safety of their fellow human beings.
Every time I put the key in the ignition, two thoughts run through my head: "I'm going to have a good time" and "I might die". If I can't reconcile the two, I don't turn the key. It gives you the proper mindset to both stay loose and keep alert.
I'm sure it wasn't the cops fault. They are A no. 1 riders for the most part.
Per my ex-LAPD neighbor who tried out for the motor squad back when the LAPD rode Harleys, they use to make the students lay the bikes down at 60 mph, and slide along on the crash bars 'till they came to a complete stop. If you took your hands off the bars you got disqualified, and had to do it over. You got three chances.
That one test disqualified about 60% of the riders, along with my neighbor.