Heads Up!

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Normally speaking, drivers aren’t held accountable for the traffic-related nonsense that I witness on a daily basis. And that’s very frustrating when you realize that putting more traffic officers out on the street, or photo radar, or red light cameras, would make a big difference.

Sometimes though, police do happen to be in the right place at the right time.

While I was engaged in conversation with a traffic officer in front of the Commissioners/Adelaide plaza earlier this afternoon, a bicyclist traveling in a westward direction along the south bike path got very lucky when a vehicle that was exiting the plaza pulled out over the sidewalk directly in front of him.

Bicyclist and driver were both obviously guilty of inattention, and it was only the officer’s quick verbal alert to the bicyclist (CLICK TO LISTEN) which allowed him to escape a nasty collision (and perhaps injury).

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One Response to “Heads Up!”

  1. Kevin Says:

    I witnessed a collision between a bicycle and car the other day at York/Richmond. Both parties were at fault, bicyclist riding on the sidewalk and the vehicle not making a complete stop. The best part of the whole thing is that neither party waited at the scene of the accident, both just looked at each other and took off. The guy in the car didnt even get out to see the massive amount of damage done to the rear door of his car.

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