Murie noted that the woman’s conduct — which included jokes about drunk driving on social media — should also have been taken into account by the judge.
Selinevich’s Facebook profile made several references to impaired driving. One post from 2012 included a picture of a pint glass in a car’s cup holder, while in another post she mocked a police R.I.D.E. poster.
“That kind of behaviour is shocking,” Murie said. “The majority of the population never drinks and drives and the majority of the population are disgusted by people that do.”
Someone’s life is worth more than the convenience of a driver to get somewhere a couple minutes faster. Toronto needs to change.
On a clear Sunday this fall, Lydia Lebed was waiting her turn at a Kingsway intersection when the pickup truck in front of her vehicle hit a pedestrian.
The scene remains etched in her mind: the white hair of the 95-year-old victim; the tangerines the woman dropped when she was hit; a pair of broken glasses on the road.
The moment horrified her and left her “even more paranoid” about traffic. It also prompted her to write an anguished letter to Mayor John Tory, calling for more action on road safety.
More: The Globe and Mail
Most pedestrians and cyclists are killed at intersections, so shouldn’t we make them safer?
Protected intersections — a clever way to rearrange traffic so that people on bikes and cars no longer have to look over their shoulders for each other — have existed for decades in other countries. But after they were visualized for the U.S. context in 2011 by the Dutch blogger Mark Wagenbuur and given a name in 2014 by the U.S. planner Nick Falbo, the design burst into the spotlight. Last year, four opened to regular traffic: two in Austin, one in Salt Lake City and one in Davis, California.
Read more: Green Lane Project
Warren Huska and his pool noodle was the most popular story on the Toronto Star’s website in 2016!
“Some readers loved the noodle, and others hated it,” says reporter Peter Goffin. “Cyclists were posting on social media that they couldn’t wait to strap a pool noodle to their own bike. But plenty of Toronto drivers wrote to the Star saying they thought the noodle was a distraction and a menace.”
The danger of how cars interact with pedestrians and cyclists has led to the loss of too many lives in recent years. From the age of 4 to 83, here is a list of some of those victims.
More: Star – News