• @Magiccupcake
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      196 months ago

      I hate it cause its lethal, wasteful, and stupid.

      • @curiousaur@reddthat.com
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        -35 months ago

        Is it stupid to know that in a collision my family won’t get crushed? It’s an arms race, and I’m not gonna lose it. Are you?

        • @Magiccupcake
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          35 months ago

          Well I bike to work, so take that how you will.

          Personally I’d rather advacote for safer roads for everyone, and transit options that doesn’t turn into an arms race, like buses, trains and biking where possible.

          Also get hit by a semi, tell me how you win that arms race.

          • @curiousaur@reddthat.com
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            15 months ago

            I live in a rural area. Miles into the county from town. Two lane road, no barrier, drunk rednecks in huge trucks flying past use on the way home and back. You’d better believe I’d out my wife and kid in an actual tank if I had the ability.

            If you tried to ride your bike here, you die the same day.

            • @Magiccupcake
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              25 months ago

              I’m sorry that the area you live in has decided that transportation can carry a serious risk of death. Roads can be desinged in a safer manner, even when people are drunk.

              Transit options are workable even in rural areas when designed correctly.

              • @curiousaur@reddthat.com
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                -15 months ago

                Maybe. I’ve lived in a city with great transit. I lived there for years biking around mostly, and putting my bike on transit. I left because I was sick of the crime and didn’t want to raise a family near that crime.

                I love raising my kids in acres of redwoods and fern, miles down a deadend road. I have my own pond, full of carp, Koi and mosquito-fish. There would never be transit here, there’s not enough density with each lot being 2 - 20 acres.

                The road could theoretically be made safer for bikes via bike lanes, but that would require widening the road to make room for bikes, using imminent domain at a county level to take people’s land to do so, only for almost no one to ever use it.

                I think you’re someone who lives in a city and is actually quite ignorant to what rural life is really like. I’ve lived in cities most of my life and am only new to rural life, and let me tell you, the body on frame 4 wheel drive SUV is justified out here. I’m even looking for a truck, as well as an even larger 3 - 4 row vehicle for hauling groups of people places.

                I’ve been on the list for the cybertruck since 2019, and as crazy as it sounds might actually get it.

                • @Magiccupcake
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                  I’m not ignorant of rural life, I’ve lived in rural areas, suburbs, and visiting cities a lot.

                  There are a lot of reasons why american cities suck, high crime, decrepit buildings, not unique to cities either.

                  Enjoy your life, and be safe. Try not to put others in danger.

                  I don’t know why I care so much, but someone in my area died in a car accident a few months ago. I didn’t know her, but i was very close at the time it happened.

                  A drunk driver hit them and everyone blames them alone, and yeah its their fault. But the road leading up to it is too easy to go fast leading into a shopping center. I don’t want to live a culture that just accepts car deaths. I want the county and government to fix unsafe roads. And I’d like something to be done to stop the arms race between cars on the road, in the end your not that much safer, while people outside the car die in greater numbers.

                  • @curiousaur@reddthat.com
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                    15 months ago

                    I get it all, trust me. I’ll vote to make it better. But day to day, I nor my family, will lose that arms race.