Emma Way Court Update Liveish
What about putting up a link to this ~ http://ukcyclelaws.blogspot.co.uk/p/the-laws-according-to-highway-code.htmlPosted 4 years agosparksmcguffSubscriber
@ martin hutchPosted 4 years ago
BBC website headline now reads “#Bloodycyclists Twitter post driver Emma Way guilty” where it previously read “Emmay Way Guilty”. Even with the revision it fails to acknowledge that she was found guilty of the more minimal offences. Now I recognise that the bbc isn’t there to judge but perhaps a better perspective could be achieved with a headline of “emma way found not guilty of careless driving”, after all “bloodycyclists” hardly implies balance.TuckerUKMember
Rachel – short history of road tax and its historical demise in favour of vehicle excise duty.
Bad idea, Rachel will then get someone informing her that actually it’s still road tax (colloquialism). It’s a tax we pay to use the roads, just like alcohol tax is a tax we pay to purchase alcohol, ditto tobacco tax , incidentally also both colloquialisms. And of course I don’t think anyone actually thinks alcohol tax is spent on alcohol, or tobacco tax on tobacco, just as road tax isn’t spent on roads.
Now, cars that are never used on the road (race and closed course rally cars) don’t need road tax, forever ending the silly notion that road tax is an emissions tax, despite what the government try and have us believe.Posted 4 years ago
Rachel – you can confirm your appearance on daybreak tomorrow – I have an email back confirming that, totally unapologetic about doing so and refusing to comment on payments. It seems rather unlikely she would be making comments about “exclusive” if there were not payment involved.Posted 4 years agoasc70Member
lucky it even got to court,my brother a was knocked off a motorbike by a female pensioner who forgot to stop at a junction to a main rd,did’nt even get any points and left my brother with smashed legs and a broken back .Posted 4 years ago
turn out she has previously driven across two carriage ways and down a railway embankment after pressing the wrong pedal in her automatic killing machine,turns out shes had four accidents in 18 months but no ban or points/court appearence,ourlocal police officer said if your going to hit someone kill them ,then there’s only one version of events…..sadmrmoMember
Not sure where you got the £1200 from??
according to @katekittykatc her agent was boasting that she is being paid to appear on @daybreak tomorrow morning. Anyone know who has bought advertising slots?
Already lodged complaints with ofcom and itv.
Nothing like making money out of behaving recklessly!Posted 4 years agoKarinofnineMember
I’ve just emailed Lorraine to ask her not to give this woman any more publicity, particularly at a time when so many cyclists have died, and certainly not to enable her to profit from her crime.
Let’s see if I get a response.
Thanks for links aracer.
If enough people complain maybe we will be heard… maybePosted 4 years agothegreatapeMember
hh45 – I think there was a motorist jailed for killing a cyclist at a crossroads in Southampton a couple of years ago.
Yes, here it is Text driver jailed for bike death
Also, this case http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-22111684 in which the cyclist was also at fault (night, no lights, failed to stop at a give way and rode out right in front of the car which was on the main road).
No doubt there are more, much won’t make the national press. I don’t for one minute disagree with the general sentiment that too many drivers get off with this mind.Posted 4 years ago
Paying Emma clearly breaks Ofcom code of conduct http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/broadcast-codes/broadcast-code/crime/
(it’s clearly not “in the public interest” as defined in that)
…I have just submitted a complaint on that basis.Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
Rachel will then get someone informing her that actually it’s still road tax (colloquialism). It’s a tax we pay to use the roads
I don’t think that matters too much. If they did, someone else would tweet a reply reminding them of the mauling they got the last time they trotted out such nonsense, so it all balances out in the end.Posted 4 years agopolyMember
Karinofnine, suggest you don’t write to the magistrate directly that is not likely to make any difference and has potential to end badly. If you think there is an error in process direct it to the clerk of court but I can’t see what. Generally the cps view failing to stop as more serious than careless driving. It carries more potential points. As aracer and others have said court can only use evidence available.Posted 4 years agoKarinofnineMember
@poly, sadly, I agree – there is nothing to be gained by writing to the Magistrate. But I feel we should protest, in some way.
Edit: wait though – didn’t she lie in her evidence? Said she stopped, then said she didn’t stop?
Why wasn’t that picked up and she charged with perjury there and then? As for the prosecutor Stephen Poole “a routine case of driving without due care and attention” – if he’s that jaded and cynical possibly he should consider a new career.
IS driving without due care and attention “routine”? In these health-and-safety obsessed times, people drive a potentially lethal weapon so badly, so often, that it has now become “routine”?
What the hell is going on?Posted 4 years ago
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