One of our members was assaulted and battered by at least three people launching projectiles while driving at 50 miles per hour. CHP has passed this incident to the local Sheriff. You can watch a video deconstruction of the incident below. This is a developing incident with details to follow.
One thing is certain: if she did not ride with her camera absolutely nothing would be done to the assailants. How many cyclists did they assault prior to this incident? How many more would they assault and how many copycats might become emboldened if we do not collectively demand enforcement?
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Please be sure to ride with a camera and submit all of your egregious near miss incident reports to our free Incident Management System so you can track, analyze, update, and map your incidents. Once your incidents are entered all cyclists will be able to search for those specific license plates to identify repeat offenders, hopefully before collisions occur!
We work with our members, law enforcement and government to establish legal precedents ensuring law enforcement accepts cyclist video evidence, without a collision, to cite and prosecute egregious near miss incidents such as the Glendale, California assault case on our home page.
Even if law enforcement refuses to enforce the California Vehicles Codes and Assault and Battery in this case, our Incident Management System will always have highly detailed information on this incident in the event this driver repeat offends. It’s much more difficult for law enforcement to refuse to enforce the laws when you can supply a pattern of behavior.