Bob Mionske hits it right on the head:
There’s Another Way
"You want to know what’s really tragic? We allow this [when driver says 'I didn't see the cyclist' and it's simply called a tragic accident] to happen. We make excuses, and offer up empty condolences, and don’t hold negligent drivers accountable, all because we’re afraid that we, too, might be held accountable for not paying attention. For not watching where we are going. For fiddling with the stereo, or shaving, or texting, or just daydreaming while driving, and not seeing what we should have seen, had we only been paying attention."
In the Netherlands: "The greater responsibility for safety is placed upon the driver because the driver is operating the more dangerous vehicle."