Bus driver jailed for using his vehicle as a weapon
Have we done this yet?
Amazing video of the bus driver wiping out the cyclist on purpose, i’m surprised it hasn’t been in the news (or maybe i missed it).
At least the driver got a jail term rather than being let off for once although to tbe fair the video evidence was pretty overwhelming.Posted 6 years agoIanMunroMember
You’d never guess he drove buses from his physique.Posted 6 years ago
think the cyclist is holding middle of left lane in preparation to move to right turn lane with bus already tailgating (but could be foreshortened) bus accelerates to beat cyclist to right lane – cyclist moves across anyhow – no words to describe what happens next – big up for the peugeot driver stopping straight away to help – same for pedestrian
edit article posted by ian munro says that they had an argument at earlier roundaboutPosted 6 years agoconvertSubscriber
Sounds like the cyclist took umbridge at the bus driver’s previous moves, propped his bike up against the bus to have a rant at him then moments later this happened. In no way can anyone condone the bus driver’s actions but you have got to remember when having arguments with people in a position to squash you if you wind them up too much that one day one may do just that. The law being on your side and being in the right is no comfort when you are dead.Posted 6 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
they had an argument at earlier roundabout
And I suspect the cyclist then made a right nuisance of himself before the event. Not clever at all. Not that this is in any way condoning what the bus driver did, because it isn’t, but moreover I think people should really think about their actions when riding/driving/walking. Getting angry and having an argument doesn’t help anyone. Just ignore it and ride/walk/drive on, and ride/walk/drive on normally. Don’t be an abbreviated Richard.Posted 6 years agotonyg2003Subscriber
The drivers “defense” was “it was a moment of madness”. Horrffic accident but people in cars/buses very rarely seem to think about the possible consequences of roadrage, and thats not just cars vs cyclists but cars vs cars, buses vs cars etc….It’s just cyclists are the most vunerable.Posted 6 years agoconvertSubscriber
Wierdly I’m going to hold this up as a case for justifying an increase in bus driver’s pay! We pay wedges to those involved in finance but a bus driver in charge of a massive death machine and having to deal with agressive public both in their bus and outside whilst needing to stay calm are not paid massive incomes. Pay a bit more and you’d have a greater field of applicants and might avoid employing lads like this that couldn’t avoid rising to the bait.Posted 6 years agodavidjones15Member
Just ignore it and ride/walk/drive on, and ride/walk/drive on normally. Don’t be an abbreviated Richard.
And let the driver think that their behaviour towards cyclists is acceptable?Posted 6 years ago
I raised an arm in disbelief at a bus driver a few weeks ago, nothing aggressive. He pulled along side and asked what the problem was and how much space did I want when he was overtaking. A bit more than the 30 odd cms he had given me, close to 1.5m would be could. No reply and he drove off. No agro, no abuse and maybe he learned something. By doing nothing would leave him believing that giving 30cms when overtaking is fine, which it clearly is not.
A bit like this place, quite and polite discourse will help educate those with opposing view points.TandemJeremyMember
17 months sounds reasonable to me.
Tell you want tho – If I had been the cyclist and had been in an altercation with a bus driver for sure I would not have been there immediately after – I would have been somewhere else altogether not where the driver would have any opportunity of swiping me like thatPosted 6 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
Attempted murder does not require intent to kill. If you are sufficiently reckless to the outcome of your act that can be enough, according to the law. The exact term is ‘wicked recklessness’, and the definition is: 1. intent to do bodily harm
2. which can foreseeably lead to death
3. and shows utter indifference as to whether the victim lives or dies…
Nailed on for 1 and 2, and a pretty close call for 3, I’d have said.
Having said that, I wouldn’t want to risk him not being convicted at all.Posted 6 years agosingletrackmindMember
Looking at the first 2 -3 seconds the traffic pulls away , but the bus ( and hard to see cyclist ) are staionary . Maybe the cyclist is doing a trackstand ? or deliberatly blocking the lane . The queue of staionary traffic behind the bus supports this .Posted 6 years ago
Angry cyclist pulls away , as does bus. He then trys a block manoevere , and bus driver goes postal and sideswipes the cyclist .
Bus driver is a bum hole thothomthumbMember
One question though is if he had killed him would he have been charged with manslaughter?
whatever the cyclist had done there is no justification for that. scary really.
dangerous bus drivers have in part attributed to my re-routing my commute.Posted 6 years agofreeagentMember
The Bus Driver deserved jail for that, as he could have quite easily have killed that guy..
However.. I feel this video should stand as a warning to all those f**kwit cycle commuters who cannot resist picking fights at every oportunity.
He’d already wound the bus driver up by leaning his bike up against the front of the bus and having a row, it then looks like he is deliberately riding right in the middle of the road to hold the bus up.
Moral of this story – the Bus driver was a C**t, but the cyclist didn’t help himself… life is too short for pointless rows, and he was very lucky to be alive.Posted 6 years ago
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