safe passing again

It’s hard to believe, that, according to Texas State Law, a driver who runs a bicylist over and (severely) injures or even kills him/her will not even be given a ticket – let alone be prosecuted – unless an officer witnessed the incident. Prosecutors will only bring more serious charges if there is strong evidence of criminal behaviour, e.g. recklessness, drunkenness or leaving the scene.

cf. San Antonio Express-News, Sunday, January 23, 2010, p. 1A ff.

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