As the old axiom goes, “Two sets of eyes are always better than one.” In California, bicyclists travel in the same direction as motorized traffic, and since bicyclists do not have eyes in the back of their head, only one person is looking.
In the Calabasas accident, neither driver was looking out for the other, so neither could take evasive action, resulting in the death of Mr. Olin.
Also, the three feet of separation rule would not have helped in this case.
If the bicyclist was tra...
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