Blame Activists For Kansas City Hit & Run Car Crashes Trending?!?

Allow us to posit theory about local traffic in much the same way that amateur urban planners often share insight on every street project in Kansas City . . .


Over the past few years, regardless of fault, nearly every car crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian has been decried as an injustice and used as support to finance unwanted local bike lanes and other transit projects of questionable merit.

OF COURSE . . . Nobody likes car crashes.

But blaming people without context is unproductive.

During the pandemic we noticed Bike/Walk activists slowly walking back this tactic. 

The reality is that EVERYONE should want safer streets for pedestrians, cyclists AND drivers.

And so, shaming drivers without any investigation is unproductive. 

However, even drivers who feel persecuted aren't absolved for leaving the scene of an accident. Here's a glimpse at how authorities are targeting this increasingly common and illegal practice . . .

Police say they have a lot of ways to track hit and run drivers these days, cameras, car parts, but often the best identification comes from eyewitnesses. They are asking anyone with information, including the drivers themselves involved in these crashes, to come forward or call the TIPS Hotline at 816 474-TIPS.

Read more via news link . . .

Kansas City police investigating series of hit-and-run crashes involving pedestrians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There's no official data tracking hit-and-run crashes, but police agree they certainly seem to be on the rise in Kansas City. That especially has been the case in October for hit-and-run crashes involving pedestrians. Just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, a 61-year-old woman was killed not far from her home.

Widow of man killed in hit-and-run outside Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium wants safety improved

WICHITA, Kan. - It has been nearly three weeks since 66-year-old Steve Hickle was killed in a hit-and-run outside Arrowhead Stadium. It happened on Oct. 10 as the Chiefs hosted the Buffalo Bills. Steve's wife, Laurie, still doesn't know the people responsible for hitting her husband, running him over and driving away.

Developing . . .