Substitute Victim Impact Statements: Can Bicycle Advocates Speak For The Dead?

Dead cyclists cannot make victim impact statements when they are killed in a hit and run accident. They cannot speak for themselves or represent their own interests in any way. Nonetheless, some people think they can be represented in a general sense by those who fall into the same category as they do, and therefore take the same risks.

This is the position a bicycle advocate took with respect to the death of a cyclist in the Fort Collins, Colorado area. The advocate, Rick Price, Ph.D., is a League of American Bicyclist cycling instructor and is also the safe cycling coordinator for the Bike Co-op in Fort Collins.    Continue reading ….

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