Woman crashes into cyclist and gets away with it.

Home Forum Bike Forum Woman crashes into cyclist and gets away with it.

Viewing 13 posts - 41 through 53 (of 53 total)
  • Woman crashes into cyclist and gets away with it.
  • surfer
    Member

    “Nothing would be achieved by sending her to prison”..

    I disagree.

    Out yesterday walking in the heavy snow around here and watching stupid drivers with windscreens covered in snow, roofs 8 inches deep with snow and only driving to the local M&S FFS. People driving in very snowy conditions but still using their smart phones to txt etc.
    The couple of hours I was out yesterday I saw some of the worst examples of stupidity I have seen in the last 30 years driving. Not all hugely dangerous but stupid.

    fourbanger
    Member

    My uncles killer got away with it. Failed to give way on a mini roundabout In his lorry, to my uncle on his bicycle. 6 points and £300 fine as the killer had a “family to support”.
    That’s getting away with it.

    10 year ban from driving for a bad driver seems appropriate to me.

    endurancenut
    Member

    If I killed a cyclist, I don’t think I’d need a driving ban – I’d never want to drive again. Let’s hope the women feels the same.

    poly
    Member

    They do if they can’t be bothered to demist their windows. That is a pre-meditated act.

    You put too much faith in what people do when they get in the car!

    – Open door.
    – Put on seat belt.
    – Start Engine.
    – Go to drive off – realise windscreen is misty.
    – Clear windscreen [obviously only the bit you can reach from drivers seat with seat belt on]
    – Drive off.

    I’ve seen it – and I’m sure its not a conscious act not to clear the side windows its just they don’t really think they need them. I watch them in my street – they drive down the street to the junction at the bottom with the windows steamed THEN flick them up and down when they look sideways and can’t see.

    poly
    Member

    endurancenut – Member
    If I killed a cyclist, I don’t think I’d need a driving ban – I’d never want to drive again. Let’s hope the women feels the same.

    As a point of note – she didn’t kill him.

    Danny79
    Member

    IMO the prison sentence shouldn’t have been suspended, hit and run she fled the scene and waited 4 hours before reporting car damage. Conjecture but given that she has previous for drink driving you’d get good odds that she wanted to sober up, probably the morning after a big night.

    She offers up the paper thin alibi that she saw the damage to the wind screen and assumed it was her ex? So she was driving along and her psycho ex has either been laying in wait for her or is so enraged by the sight of her that he leaps out and batters her car/throws something at it. Our girl then waits 4 hours before contacting the gardai giving said ex ample time to finish the job rather than taking advantage of this heaven sent opportunity to see him behind bars?

    Junkyard
    Member

    didn’t de-mist her car windows that morning before setting out on her drive to work. She accepted she couldn’t see out properly and later told gardai she had no idea she had knocked someone over.

    so she could not see, hit someone and somehow failed to notice this and then turned up at he police statoion only to report damge to her car and she has been banned since.
    I think it deserves prison tbh but above that we need to start taking people licences from them for ever for doing bat shit crazy stuff like this

    FWIW yesterday i stopped a car [ i was in front the lights went to red i did not actually force them to stop]that had a little port hole of snow cleared from windscreen in front of the steering wheel – she screamed abuse at me whilst i cleared the snow form her windscreen [ my wipers are broken dickhead was as coherent as it got whilst i asked her if she could see the pavement – what on earth goes through some folks minds to think that it is ok to drive with such limited visibility – it is certainly not other folks safety

    jacksonwwirl
    Member

    the ten year ban is pointless because there is no way of enforcing it

    poly
    Member

    She offers up the paper thin alibi that she saw the damage to the wind screen and assumed it was her ex?

    Thats not an alibi. Alibi is a special defence of, “it couldnae have been me – I was somewhere else”. I’d strongly suggest not assuming all facts in the paper are how they were presented in court.

    I think it deserves prison tbh but above that we need to start taking people licences from them for ever for doing bat shit crazy stuff like this

    you do realise this wasn’t in “your” country don’t you?

    the ten year ban is pointless because there is no way of enforcing it

    really? Caught driving on a ban, a custodial sentence is likely (especially when you’ve gained two bans and a suspended sentence). People felt likely not to comply will be on ANPR databases, and known to local officers. Friends and family who know and don’t approve will ‘grass you in’. Even the most minor bump will reveal you are uninsured (uninsurable) and a report to the police. Hardly unenforceable. People do drive whilst disqualified; but only really stupid people and the courts are rarely understanding.

    Danny79
    Member

    fao poly
    alibi

    1

    : the plea of having been at the time of the commission of an act elsewhere than at the place of commission; also: the fact or state of having been elsewhere at the time

    2

    : an excuse usually intended to avert blame or punishment (as for failure or negligence)

    coogan
    Member

    No, I think your point is completely missing the point.

    Like I said, completely missing my point.

    jacksonwwirl
    Member

    @poly – yes really ! i have often seen banned drivers on the road , unless the cop that booked the driver sees them they get away with it.

    sbob
    Member

    jacksonwwirl – Member

    @poly – yes really ! i have often seen banned drivers on the road

    How many banned drivers do you know? 😯

Viewing 13 posts - 41 through 53 (of 53 total)

The topic ‘Woman crashes into cyclist and gets away with it.’ is closed to new replies.