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I can't speak to all cases, but in those where there is video footage, it too often contradicts the driver (and police) version of events.

Let's not forget demographics, which could operate on the fatality rate and the assignment of fault question in several ways.

Police bias is definitely a factor. Anecdotally: my friend got in a bike accident where she was clipped from the side by a car passing too close trying to beat a light. A cop visited her several hours afterward in the hospital while she was high as a kite after surgery and determined that, since she mentioned she has "lost control of her bike," this meant she had just fallen off. Clearly a much easier statistic to deal with than a hit and run.

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