Is it just me, or is that BBC article a bit biased towards the driver – it mentions that the driver said the cyclist had no lights or reflectors, but misses out the bit with the authorities saying that he probably did have the light on, but there was no way of knowing for sure because of the damage caused by the crash, and also misses out the bit where it says there was good visibility and the cyclists would have been clearly visible for at least 6.5 seconds. Once again it seems like the blame is being put on the cyclist, even when the driver admits and is convicted of careless (but not dangerous) driving.
Also, that stuff about pedals needing to have orange reflectors on if they were made after 1985 – does that mean that SPDs are supposedly illegal after sunset? :/
Awful for the cyclist's family, really feel for them. Makes me wary of commuting, and makes me terrified when Mr Toast goes road riding.