Why do we wait until someone is dead (if even then) to make drivers (and riders, sure) responsible for their actions?
It's a mystery why, but the attitude around here is a strong "it's always the rider's fault".
In 2011, I was removed from my KL650 by a left-turner doing a triple-quad fakeout now-I-see-you-now-I-don't left turn maneuver. I'm about 99.9999% sure she was poking at a phone instead of driving.
After a short, graceless flight, I collected a broken femur, ankle, and wrist.
She didn't have a driver's license.
She didn't get a ticket.
On what planet do you damn near kill someone through your unlicensed idiotic phone-pokery then walk away scot-free? This planet right here, I guess, as long as it's a motorcycle.
If I were stopped for speeding with no license, I would get a pretty hefty ticket and would almost certainly be walking home and wondering how much it would cost to spring my bike from the impound yard.
But because she hit a motorcyclist, it's my fault or something. No ticket, no explanation why.
My only satisfaction is that she damaged her Mom's car to the point it could not be driven or repaired. Also hit the left side of my bike hard enough to break my ankle and leg and move the engine six inches to the right...
Oh, and her Mom had the state minimum liability insurance, which is a complete joke.
But yeah, no ticket, no arrest, no consequences whatsoever.