In a story that quickly made national news, an Ohio man posted a confession on the Internet this week detailing a night of drunken driving that ended in the death of an innocent bystander. The four-minute YouTube video shows the man, face blurred and voice distorted, describing a night of drinking at a number of local bars. After he was "black out drunk," he got in his car to go home.
When biking on our nation's roadways, bicyclists face unique challenges and dangers. Sharing the road with cars and trucks is risky, because bicycles are much more difficult to spot than motorists. Often, after a car and bicycle accident, drivers will claim that they simply "didn't see" the bicyclist. Furthermore, bicyclists have no defense or protection when they are struck by cars, meaning the injuries sustained in such a collision are often serious, or even fatal.