thanks guys. it's crazy. there have been a slew of pedestrian fatalities in toronto recently too. on the other hand while commuting i have seen cyclist groups out on a hilly winding road with no bike lane, not riding single file, waving 4 cars to pass them when we can't see anything about oncoming conditions. i think there is room for improvement on both sides of the issue but it is horrible that in the meantime so many people are dying.
dignan i don't know about most high schools but at mine i can think of 7 right off the top of my head that did not make it to age 20.