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It is so incredibly frustrating and sad to read so many comments from people who completely fail to comprehend the issue at hand. Everyone wants to discuss the circumstances of how Ms. Hwang was killed. Looking through the current list of comments at this time there is only one comment that addresses the main issue. I am copy/pasting it.

Commenters on here and at WaPo are missing the point in favor of playing the blame game. From a systems perspective, it is irrelevant whether the driver or the pedestrian was at fault in this or any case. Our current road network would fail a risk assessment; they are not sufficiently protecting users. More pedestrians are dying every year than in 9/11. The system ( in this case the built environment) has to be altered so that when inevitable human error happens, it does not have fatal consequences. This IS possible, but it requires a change in mindset of traffic engineers.

by renegade09 on Dec 1, 2012 2:19 pm

Good job, renegade09. You're the only commenter I've seen that understood the article.

by BC on Dec 1, 2012 6:29 pm • linkreport

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