On March 7, 2011, two cyclists, husband and wife, were struck by a distracted driver while riding their tandem bicycle near Champaign, IL. The crash left one of the cyclists dead and the other in critical, but stable, condition.
The driver admitted that he was reading a plat book (a book of land maps) when he hit the cyclists. This incident is yet another reminder of how deadly distracted driving is.
Read a thorough account of the tragedy in Smile Politely, Champaign-Urbana’s Online Magazine.
Active Trans has played an important role in getting state and local laws passed that protect the most vulnerable users of the road. It is now up to law enforcement, legal professionals and elected officials to enforce these laws and send a message that distracted driving is...