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  • Premier Icon kimbers

    Causing death by dangerous cycling isn’t a let off – upto 5 years in prison is unlikely to be a picnic
    In the park and a likely 12 month minimum ban on top. However you look at it his life although not ended is certainly ruined for the foreseeable future.

    yeah but hes been done for careless driving whats the minimum for that?


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    Just looked it up. The incident originally referred to occurred in May at 9.20pm. Definitely a lights on time – it is certainly a factor that should be taken into account.

    see my earlier post:

    the cyclist did have lights, but they were not on when he was found in the ditch:

    The trial continues. But police vehicle examiner Phil Balderstone said the bike’s light had probably been on at the time of the crash but was faulty because it had been damaged. He could not be sure if the damage was caused before or after the crash.

    Premier Icon Bez

    careless driving whats the minimum for that?

    The easiest way to answer that question is to wait for the judge to issue a sentence, and usually you’re roughly there.

    Premier Icon jameso

    What’s unfortunately ‘needed’ to bring about any kind of change (IMHO) is the death of someone very high profile, and a resultant media circus that brings the whole sorry excuse for justice into the light.

    A bit like the journalist for the Times that produced the Times Cities Fit For Cycling campaign. Not a ‘celeb cyclist killed’ but it was well publicised and the whole situation was brought onto front pages. People have a short memory for the news and media though and routine habits and attitudes change slowly, campaigns don’t change the self-protection attitude of the driving majority issue either.

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