Sunday Scoop: NYC Man Subjects Himself To Crashes On Subject of Bike Safety

Sunday Scoop: NYC Man Subjects Himself To Crashes On Subject of Bike Safety
June 12, 2011 Leslie Juvin-Acker

This New York City man named Casey makes a painful point on the hypocrisy of NYC’s bike and traffic laws by literally obeying a police officer’s orders by crashing into everything that obstructs the bike lane. While his antics may appear humorous, but they drive a serious point home.

According to NYC bicycle safety statistics in 2009, there were over 5,500 reported bicycle/vehicle crashes and 29 of them were fatal. One driver was killed. In a study conducted on NYC bicycle accidents in 1999, cars are responsible for over 90% of the bicycle accidents in NYC and a mere percentage are ever convicted for killing cyclists. In fact, the first automobile accident in the United States occurred in New York City in 1897 when a motorist collided with a cyclist.

Do you know anyone who was ever in a bike/auto accident? How are the traffic safety laws in your city?

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