Here's a report on a cycling accident south of Columbus:
Note that every attempt is made to put the blame on the cyclist. And yes, he should have been wearing reflective clothing and sporting some lights. No doubt about that. That's just common sense.
Wilmington Bicyclist struck, killed by Columbus woman
A Clinton County man died early yesterday after a Columbus woman struck his bicycle on the highway.
State troopers said Brian Newland, 36, of Sabina in southwestern Ohio, was riding a bicycle with no lights or reflectors about 6 a.m. along Rt. 72 near the northern tip of Highland County. Newland also wasn't wearing any reflective clothing, troopers said.
Amber Carpenter, 28, of Columbus, was driving south in a Pontiac Grand Am when she hit Newland's bike. He died at the scene.
No one from the state patrol's Wilmington post was available yesterday to say whether they knew why Newland was riding his bike on the road in the dark. The post also could not provide a more specific address for Carpenter.
Carpenter was not injured in the crash, which occurred about 50 miles southwest of Columbus.
But there's no mention of how fast the driver was going, whether she was on a cell phone, etc. Obviously that can't be proven since there seem to have been no witnesses. But shouldn't a driver at night be driving slowly enough to be safe?
Again, we see the need for a motorist responsibility law: no driver should EVER be driving so fast that they can't be safe.
People, not speed.