Is there any possibility of attacking the judges ruling on that
I agree with what others have said about helmets, should vs. must etc within the highway code etc
I'm sure the driver didn't mean to kill the guy or even hit him, and the sun was bright that morning but!!!!
The statement he made about thinking it was a "bus stop" is just bullshine! he's local and has no doubt driven down there hundreds of times, he never though there was a but stop. Has anybody here ever hit a bus stop with a wing mirror? I doubt it, you'd have to be dragging your wheels along the kerb to manage that even then I doubt you'd hit many.
IMO he had a good idea what had happened (probably not the severity) but just left, which is disgusting! Yes a lapse in concentration\a poor decision\distraction etc. yes, accidents can happen as sad as they are.
Somethings imo just don't add up, as I said I very much doubt he intended to do it. Do I think the standard of his driving (any many others on the road) is\fell below what I would expect\hope for? Yes.
I haven't read all of the court documents and I'm not sure about the driving charges and what I would have said were I on the jury on those, but leaving the scene of an accident. I do think he should have stopped and very likely had a good idea what had happened and leaving is disgusting.
Makes me think of the Jade Clark case on the A31 a bit.
I found this article every good 'The Problem with Good People'
No he didn't do the church\good person card, but I still think it relevant with regards the judge and jury's handling of the case.