Vulnerable roadway users have extra protection in Oregon – how about us Iowans?

The latest issue of American Bicyclist includes an article about the “vulnerable user” legal concept as adopted in a year-old Oregon law.

2007-049-bAs Portland lawyer and cyclist Ray Thomas explains in the article, the concept “incorporates the inherent vulnerability of humans who use the roads without being encased in a protective steel shell.”

The law stops short of jailing motorists for the careless-driving offenses it addresses, but something like this still might serve to get the attention of drivers who, at the very least, need to pay more attention to the non-motorists who share the roads.

We could use the “zone of protection” described in the article. Take a look.

You can download the PDF file here, and the concept is also discussed here.

Pedal on.


1 Response to “Vulnerable roadway users have extra protection in Oregon – how about us Iowans?”

Comments are currently closed.


Twitter Updates

  • RT @JoyAnnReid: The consequences of elections can be grave, America. Voting to “shake things up” or “send an outsider to Washington” or goi… ~ 5 hours ago
  • RT @didikins4life: “There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid… ~ 6 hours ago
  • RT @SethAbramson: (THREAD) There's now a rumor in Congress that Trump plans to fire Special Counsel Mueller on December 22. If this happens… ~ 8 hours ago
  • RT @MomsDemand: ICYMI: NRA hijacks first bipartisan gun bill in years. Now it's too dangerous to pass. via @usatoda… ~ 10 hours ago

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 7 other followers


%d bloggers like this: