Another motorist done for driving at cyclist in Edinburgh !

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by goo_mason, 28 Nov 2007.

  1. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Leith, Edinburgh
  2. Just shows that the prat is too young to drive anyway.

    Penile extension.
  3. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Good and bad. £600 and a 12 month ban isn't much in the grand scheme of things is it?
  4. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist


    I'm glad to see them being done, but I'd be gladder if it didn't happen at all.

    What on earth is wrong with people? According to the article, the guy had moved over to let the twunt in the car pass...
  5. It nice to see the polis are doing something but I agree with other people here, its worrying that it happens in the first place and £600 + 12 months ban is rediculous for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, whatever you want to call it.
  6. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    What I don't understand is that the judge said it was road rage, which suggests intent and yet there is no prison sentence.
    Let me say this in big letters (just in case any judges read this):

    A car used agressively is a weapon. If a car is used as a weapon the accused should be sentenced appropriately!

    Thank you for listening....
  7. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks
    Doesn't mention much detail about the cyclist apart from the cycles wheel was hit and rider thrown to the ground.

    Prat driver needed locking up.
  8. frog

    frog Guest

    I wonder if the little scrote will appeal on the grounds that you get, on average, 6 points and £300 fine for killing a cyclist. This one is still alive so can he have a refund?
  9. OP

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Leith, Edinburgh
    I agree that it should be viewed as a more severe crime (attempted murder, assualt with a deadly weapon or whatever) and that the punushment should be far greater, but it's a start. Too often on these forums you hear tales of being driven at / knocked off / pushed off by a car's passenger as they overtake / chased by a car - and the police refuse to take any action.

    At least we now hear that two maniacs have been done in Edinburgh rather than being let off completely by the local constabulary.
  10. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    I'm with you goo mason. Your cops are starting to build statistics. At some point, the door will be open for public discussion of the extent and seriousness of the problem and charging and sentencing policy debated in that context.

    For the rest of us, there are no arrests and no charges, therefore the problem doesn't exist in the world of legal policy making.
  11. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks
    Which is why we should report more 'incident's. Get the stats recorded
  12. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Two down 50,000 to go...
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