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Cyclist Killed by Drunk Driver

Cyclist Killed by Drunk Driver

A mainstay of cycling around Statesville, NC was killed by a drunk driver recently......an all too familiar story.......

http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/07/ … ver_415562

In addition to owning a bike shop, Jeff Archer, 52, was a collector who founded and ran the Museum of Mountain Bike Art and Technology.......a cool shop to visit on my trips to see my family in SC......

http://mombat.org

A lot of bike history can be found on the MOMBAT site.

R

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Re: Cyclist Killed by Drunk Driver

About 12 years ago in the heyday of me trying to figure out what bikes I liked, I bought (and sold) dozens of bikes on Ebay.  One night I bought a really weird one-off bike which featured a second crank and hand pedals driving the front wheel in addition to the traditional drivetrain in back.  The bike was ridiculous and even dangerous and I soon re-listed it for sale.

Jeff Archer contacted me and I sold and delivered the bike to his museum on a trip to visit my mother close-by in NC.  He was a nice guy, good businessman and passionate about bicycles.

Once again, far too close to home in many ways.  The drunk driving and texting is out of control in the US.  We keep making the laws and punishments worse and the problem continues.  We probably need to get to where it is in Scandinavia and Europe where you ruin your life totally and probably never drive again if caught.

~too much of anything is just enough for me. Pete Townshend

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Are there any organizations keeping track of how many times a tragedy is caused by a driver with a previous DWI conviction?

We really need to demand mandatory breathalyzers for ALL offenders, even first time offenders, and for other meaningful penalties. 

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I have to take issue with the word "tragedy" here. A tragedy is nobody's fault; when an impaired driver kills, it's a crime. It's murder.

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