Cab said:If it really is motorists with exemplary records who have had a momentary lapse leading to an accident... I see the logic in that carrying a light sentence. I rather fear that this will end up twisted to allow anyone off who has caused an accident, using this as a defense.
Patrick Stevens said:Yes, but some of them will have appalling records, not just for motoring offences, but others as well and it will be perfectly clear that they are reckless antisocial people with no regard for the law. It is easy to distinguish them from law abiding people with good driving records who have a momentary lapse.
Cab said:Am I being paranoid here?
tdr1nka said:I think we all are, and with damn good reason!
It is hardly Draconion to suggest that a driver who is speeding in a 20 limit, hitting a child that runs out from nowhere and killing them is a death that could have been avoided and deserves to be classed as a murder.
As cyclists we have to be vigilant in order to use the road, cardrivers it seems need only to be aware when it suits them.
Worse things happen at sea!
JamesAC said:You must carry the consequences of your negligence.