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Ever wonder What's the point in Prosecuting Motorists?

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by spen666, 21 Apr 2017.

  1. spen666

    spen666 Veteran

  2. rugby bloke

    rugby bloke Über Member

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Thought he had driven over a speed bump ??? There are no speed bumps any where near that junction.
     
  3. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    If conceding authority on violence to the state is not protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty what should the population do?
     
  4. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!

    He stopped at the scene, says the report, but not before running over the victim.

    I'd like to have seen at least a 4 week sentence.
     
  5. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Dreadful. :cursing:
     
  6. spen666

    spen666 Veteran


    3 paragraphs later....

    Great journalism!


    I would have liked to see a sentence of at least 6 months
     
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  7. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    I would trade off a custodial sentence with a longer ban - at least 5 years would be a start.
     
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  8. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    Guns can be licensed right? If the same guy walked down the street and shot this woman by mistake and through carelessness would he get hard time?
     
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  9. He'd get a certificate of proficiency
     
  10. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!


    I've said this many times before; the misuse of any other licensed article resulting in serious injury or death would attract permanent revocation of that licence. Drivers should not get this special exemption they seem to have.
     
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  11. growingvegetables

    growingvegetables Veteran

    Location:
    Leeds
    That'll teach him - get a different lawyer, and claim he thought it was a sack of potatoes falling from the sky. Then he'd have been found innocent. :cursing:
     
  12. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    Not neccesarily, but he could forget about owning a gun ever again. He could also lose his licence for some very minor reasons.
     
  13. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    Location:
    CS 2 and CS 3
    Detective Sergeant Cheryl Frost of the Met's roads and transport policing command said Olafusi's "reckless" driving was a "stark reminder of the dangers and consequences of using a mobile phone whilst behind the wheel".

    Yeah a stark firking reminder but it wont stop drivers continually doing this so long as the sentences take the p155.:cursing:
     
  14. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    Is prison over-crowding the reason a jail sentence isn't given in cases like this?
     
  15. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    Lifetime driving bans don't fill prisons very much.