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

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andyfraser

andyfraser

Über Member
Location
Bristol
[QUOTE 3957622, member: 9609"]it does mine too.

the law is a joke in this country[/QUOTE]
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.
 

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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User32269

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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?
 
[QUOTE 3957889, member: 9609"]The Recorder (is that the judge?)[/QUOTE]

A Recorder appears to be the judicial equivalent to a PCSO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recorder_(judge)
 

Drago

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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.
 

snorri

Legendary Member
[QUOTE 3957889, member: 9609"]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.[/QUOTE]
It seemed so wrong to "LIKE" your post, but I'm sure you know I was just agreeing with you:sad:.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Valhalla
And you're going to see less and less, and the ones you may catch a glimpse of will increasingly be poorly trained, less experienced and effective.
 
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