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Proof Avails Itself: Vehicle vs. Bicycle Fatalities Will Never Be Totally Eradicated

The other day I wrote the following:

First, let me say this: There will never be a total end to motorist/cyclist accidents until we have driverless cars – and even then I can’t imagine they’d be effectively eliminated…

I am a brilliant prognosticator.  Not even two days later:

Mackinac Island, Michigan.

A 79 year-old woman was killed when she rode her bicycle into and as a result, underneath a horse drawn buggy.  Now, the linked report differs from the report I heard on the radio and I don’t know which report is right.  That said…

This actually goes to a point I made later in that post. Simply stated, the only way we can effectively eliminate all cycling/vehicle deaths is to eliminate bicycles and vehicles altogether.

This would be impractical and stupid so I’m heading to Las Vegas to place bets on it being proposed by politicians within a month.

While there is little humor in death, writing this post would be much easier if the woman simply ended up with a sprained wrist, bad things do happen to good people and legislation that attempts to stop bad things happening as a reaction, kills freedom in the process.  In this case, you’d actually have to ban horses too.

Sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up.