Maritimes cycling advocates call for stiffer laws for drivers who hit cyclists

Just before Christmas last year, competitive cyclist Ellen Watters was badly injured when she was hit by a vehicle while training on a stretch of New Brunswick highway — she died days later, prompting renewed calls for stiffer laws for drivers who kill cyclists.

Watters was hit on Dec. 23 and her death announced Dec. 28. Last month, the RCMP said no charges would be laid as there was not “sufficient evidence” to support charges.

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