This time it’s about the cab in Miami plowing into a group of cyclists. It happened on a causeway that has four lanes in each direction. The speed limit is 50 MPH. The group was taking up the rightmost lane at 8 AM on a Sunday morning. No traffic to speak of at that hour.
So first the news that it happened comes out at 11 AM in the Miami Herald. The nastiness and the vitriol from tha anti-bike bunch must be read to be appreciated and at least half the posts were deleted by the paper, so your imagination will have to be your guide here:
The paper updates the story later because the driver admits he fell asleep at the wheel.
And then Spokes’N Folks posts something called: Road design contributed to causeway accident to which I just had to respond. You can read it there.
I don’t know how we can engineer our way out of people driving when they are sleepy, but the Spokes ‘N Folks people do, the answer in this case is to extend the breakdown lane so that decent folks, like cyclists can use it. That way, all will be well.