Cyclists should carry insurance
RE: Road safety
By now many of us have seen the recent viral video of the cyclist running a red light and being struck by a car.
Fortunately he was not seriously injured despite being tossed in the air like a rag doll. We are told he received a ticket for running a red light.
But what about the car that hit him? Who pays for the damage done to the car which could easily have cost well over $1,000? What if someone in the car was thrown into the windshield and suffered personal injury? Who pays for the “pain and suffering,” injury, and possible lost wages?
It should not be very expensive, but I propose that in addition to a bicycle licence, all bicycle riders must have insurance. Everyone. All ages. No exceptions. Or no bicycle riding. Edward A. Collis, Burlington