You probably heard about the cyclists hit in Chicago by drunk drivers -- for fun.
Now, Adam Voiland of the DC Bicycle Transportation Examiner has brought up the crime-and-punishment point: Should motorists get jail time for hitting cyclists? If this is an issue you care about, Voiland shared the text of the original action letter provided by the Active Transportation Alliance of Chicago.
One of Voiland's points got me thinking:
Regardless of whether the assailants spend significant amounts of time in jail (and, given the precedent not publishing them sets, they ought to get a minimum of six months of the two to five years that are possible), I do hope the state has the sense to ban the men from driving again any time soon.
(Emphasis added). While this advocacy action expresses the general outrage against the ruling (and you gotta admit, hitting cyclists for fun is pretty low on the acceptable-societal-behavior totem pole), I want to know, can they still drive? Making sure it's known that hitting a cyclist makes you lose your license for some amount of time would certainly incentivize people to be more careful on the road.