Bicycle Hit-And-Runs Hit High

Los Angelenos like to ride a bicycle, often in the middle of the worst traffic in the world.  The payoff is sadly predictable.

Collisions between cars and cyclists surged 42% from 2002 to 2012.   Since the car always wins some 5,600 on bicycles got a hospital bill, and at least 36 died.

And to rub salt in a road burn?  The cops only catch 1 in 5 so 80% remain a cold case.  And even if the rabbits are rounded-up the penalty is a mighty meager four years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The chance of being convicted is so slim in fact that Assemblyman Mike Gatto says, 'if you wanted to murder someone, it would almost be better to just hit them with your car.'

But first ya gotta get them to LA and onto a bicycle, right Mike?