How many times have you heard stories about car-bike crashes, where the car was clearly at fault, but the driver wound up getting off without a ticket — on in some cases, the biker was ticketed? It doesn’t have to be that way.
In the Netherlands, which we already know is a biking Mecca, in car-bike collisions the car is almost always found to be at fault. Car drivers are held to a standard called “strict liability,” in which they are presumed guilty until they can prove themselves innocent. Here’s how it works:
Think we could ever get something like that here in the States? No, I don’t either. But it’s nice to dream about.
I agree 100% with their law. Car drivers need to be made aware that they’re driving a vehicle that can easily kill people. It would be nice to see a similar kind of law here in the States, but it’ll never happen. Nice to hope for, though.