More People Kill Others While Driving On Drugs Than On Alcohol

According to an April 26, 2017 article in NBC news, drivers on drugs have passed drunk drivers for fatal crashes.  

According to the article, " When it comes to driving under the influence of some type of drugs, there's a huge difference" from alcohol, he said. In the past marijuana was easily detectable by smell, but some cannabis-infused products no longer depend on smoking the drug, he said."

"There's a perception that marijuana does not impair you like alcohol does. That you can smoke a couple joints, eat a couple of brownies and go out and drive. That's not true, you are impaired."

Is It Unreal To Ride a Bicycle or to Want to Ride a Bicycle Instead of Drive a Car?

Madison, Wisconsin is known as a city friendly towards bicyclists.

In a past case handled by Attorney Griessmeyer, a lawyer hired by an insurance company made fun of Madison, WI and told the jury that Madison is a small area "surrounded by reality."  The lawyer suggested to jurors that people who ride bicycles think they are better than people who choose to drive motor vehicles and that people in Madison are crazy/don't live in reality.

In a recent article in the Isthmus, reporters noted that one State Senator Fred Risser intends to ride 90 miles for his upcoming 90th birthday and has spent a large part of his life riding bicycles.  What an amazing and admirable person.  According to the article, Risser has served under 12 different governors 6 democrats and 6 republicans.

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Maybe a senator who is 90 years old and still is able to ride his bicycle 90 miles seems unreal to some people.  I am happy to live in a place like Madison and happy to have people like Fred Risser representing my interests, even if lawyers who get paid by insurance companies to talk to juries claim this is unreal.

Dooring crashes up 50% in Chicago

Wisconsin has a dooring law that is intended to protect bicyclists.

"No person may open any door of a motor vehicle located on a highway without first taking due precaution to ensure that his or her act will not interfere with the movement of traffic or endanger any other person or vehicle."

Under Wisconsin law, if a person in a car opens a door and interferes with the movement of a bicyclist, the person in the car is at fault, not the bicyclist.