I know data isn't the plural of anecdote, but there seem to have been a bunch of stories like this recently:
Taxi driver, speeding, without insurance, hits a pedestrian because he was going too fast to stop. He tells the court the four people in his car weren't there as a result of an unlawful taxi pickup, but because they just got in. The student he hit almost died, and has been told he'll never walk again. Fine of £255, 9 points
Taxi hits cyclist, in a 30 zone, and somehow carries on for 90 yards, hitting other road signs and eventually hitting a tree. Cyclist dies.
Fine of £35, 3 points
The lorry driver who almost killed the Times journalist in London recently got off with a fine.
And sometimes juries don't even find them guilty, like the coach driver who ploughed through two cyclists and said it was because he was dazzled by the sun: http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/carlisle-death-crash-bus-driver-cleared-of-charges-1.967743?referrerPath=news
It feels less and less like we have any adequate protection from the law