Suspended sentence for lorry driver who reached for phone and killed cyclist

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by andyfraser, 16 Oct 2015.

  1. andyfraser

    andyfraser Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
  2. Reiver

    Reiver Guest

    it does mine too.

    the law is a joke in this country
     
  3. OP
    OP
    andyfraser

    andyfraser Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    That's what I said to my MP. It's no wonder we get treated like crap on the roads if there's no deterrent.
     
  4. glenn forger

    glenn forger Guest

    Manslaughter.
     
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  5. mustang1

    mustang1 Guru

    Location:
    London, UK
    In other news, the pilot of a boeing 747 on final approach, carrying 400 passengers, reached over to get his phone.

    The ensuing crash killed everyone on board plus an extra 200 on the ground.

    He got a suspended sentence due to a momentary lapse of concentration.

    600 people too many? Ok what if only 300 were killed? Or 100? Or 5? Or 1?
     
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  6. User32269

    User32269 Guest

    I'm e-maiing a reply to Jeremy Corbyn in response to his requests for questions to put from the public at PMQs.
    Would suggest others do the same.

    Will be interesting to see if a significant number of people did this, would there be a response?
     
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  7. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    The judge said it was a moment of carelessness........................eh no, he broke the law!
     
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  8. Reiver

    Reiver Guest

    worth a try - I will send one too
     
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  9. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Why the leader of the opposition?
     
  10. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Because he is a cyclist and he is asking questions put forward by the public!
     
  11. Reiver

    Reiver Guest

    The Recorder (is that the judge?) said “I hope this case will send a message to other road users, who we see day in and day out using mobile phones or other devices."

    presumably that message is - kill a cyclist whilst playing with your phone and you will get a bit of unpaid community service work to do.
     
  12. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

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  13. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    Its utterly unacceptable. If someone dies as a result of an unlawful act it should be murder II like in some other countries and sentenced accordingly.
     
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  14. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    It seemed so wrong to "LIKE" your post, but I'm sure you know I was just agreeing with you:sad:.
     
  15. Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I'm still seeing a lot of people out in Suffolk on phones whilst driving both speaking and texting, the message doesn't seem to be getting through.
    I'm not seeing many police officers.
     
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