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AsterixcpAsterixcp Posts: 6,251
edited June 2007 in Campaign
Despite all the efforts of the CPSa head-teacher has had to leave his post.. No doubt he thought he was driving at a safe speed. I think he got off lightly, as does his victim.[:(!]

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  • mr_hippomr_hippo Posts: 1,051
    That sentence is a joke. Any serious driving offence from driving under the influence to manslaughter should result in a prison sentence of not less than three years and disqualified for LIFE. This should also apply to pop stars, footballers and the like. The fines should also match earnings, œ1000 to Joe Soap is a hell of a lot, what's œ1000 to a Premiership footballer?

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  • redcogsredcogs Posts: 3,232
    You and i find ourselves in a broad measure of agreement here mr hippo. Had this been a crime against property, a violent 'mugging' for example, the key would have been rightly thrown away wouldn't it?

    i fear we shall wait a long time before commensurate justice prevails for road crime..

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  • PizzamanPizzaman Posts: 703
    I can't understand why it is still impossible to ban someone from driving for a long period, if not life, then 10 years at least. It is almost as if driving is seen as a human right.
    Dave
  • Tom ButcherTom Butcher Posts: 7,137
    Agree - 120 miles an hour in the wet - FFS, it's inevitable that if you drive like that then someone will be killed or seriously injured before too long.

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  • PizzamanPizzaman Posts: 703
    Perhaps he thought that because his car was 4WD it wouldn't come unstuck, the dickhead.
    Dave
  • PringlecpPringlecp Posts: 771
    Isn't this is just another case of an innocent driver being unfairly victimised for driving at a speed that he thought was a safe?

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  • JadedJaded Posts: 6,663
    Bonj will no doubt tell us that because a faster car passes danger spots quicker than a slower car, it poses less risk. It's the kind of twisted logic that we'd get from an SS member - or even its leader.

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  • top_bhoytop_bhoy Posts: 1,421
    In the judges own words, "In my view it was dangerous. In my judgement, it was lunatic".

    Yet Mr Palmer sums up the inadequacy of the whole senencing policy relating to cars driven in such a manner:

    <b>"He's been told to serve seven and a half months, but I've had 10 months in hospital alone.

    "I've been a part-time father because I can't go home," he said. </b>

    It surely is about time there was a tougher sentencing policy in such matters. Removing sentiment, this sentence seems woefully inadequate for dangerous and lunatic driving.

    Did the judge give the maximum possible sentence he could in the circumstances or is this another case of say one thing and do another from the judiciary?

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  • mr_hippomr_hippo Posts: 1,051
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Pringle</i>

    Isn't this is just another case of an innocent driver being unfairly victimised for driving at a speed that he thought was a safe?
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    I take it that you are not a driver and that you were not switched on when you posted. You should always know the capabilities of your car, <b>yourself</b> and be aware or road/weather conditions. Let's imagine that you are a time trialler and you turn in sub 30 minute times. Now, you have just arrived at a time trial and disaster strikes - your frame is broken - not cracked but broken. You are in luck, I've brought my spare bike with me and it's your size - Trek Equinox 9. Great bike but can you ride sub 30 on it today? I doubt it, you don't know the bike and you don't know your reactions to the bike.

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  • papercorn2000papercorn2000 Posts: 4,517
    Surely you mean sub-20? My sister could ride sub 20 uphill on a tricycle!

    In which case, if you don't know the car's capabilities, you drives it slower than usual!

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  • Tourist TonyTourist Tony Posts: 8,628
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by mr_hippo</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Pringle</i>

    Isn't this is just another case of an innocent driver being unfairly victimised for driving at a speed that he thought was a safe?
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    I take it that you are not a driver and that you were not switched on when you posted. You should always know the capabilities of your car, <b>yourself</b> and be aware or road/weather conditions. Let's imagine that you are a time trialler and you turn in sub 30 minute times. Now, you have just arrived at a time trial and disaster strikes - your frame is broken - not cracked but broken. You are in luck, I've brought my spare bike with me and it's your size - Trek Equinox 9. Great bike but can you ride sub 30 on it today? I doubt it, you don't know the bike and you don't know your reactions to the bike.

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    Mr H, please turn on your SSarcasm detector.....

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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by mr_hippo</i>

    That sentence is a joke. Any serious driving offence from driving under the influence to manslaughter should result in a prison sentence of not less than three years and disqualified for LIFE.
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    depending on the offence and circumstances I aggree,

    after a ban i think the driver should have to pass the current driving test to get his licence and is then a new driver without a no claims bonus etc
  • Tourist TonyTourist Tony Posts: 8,628
    Does anyone know what the "decoration" referred to by the judge was?

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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Tourist Tony</i>

    Does anyone know what the "decoration" referred to by the judge was?
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    I assumed he was referring to the standard rally-car livery available on the top end Subarus.
  • Tourist TonyTourist Tony Posts: 8,628
    I guessed that, but wonderedif there was something particular that irked him. I am thinking of the T-shirt worn by that decapitated biker.

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  • PizzamanPizzaman Posts: 703
    There is a black Impreza WRX STI round my way, and the thing is literally plastered in 'Pro-drive' decals, a foot high on th doors. The funniest thing is that the seats are black but trimmed with PINK alcantara. It looks a right state, and is parked on the road. I can't believe it hasn't been nicked yet. Give it time...
    Dave
  • jedsterjedster Posts: 2,004
    I think that judges ought to be able to require a psychological assessment after a license suspension to see if the person is a safe personality to be allowed to drive a car.

    I also don't see how this idiot can be responsible enough to be a headteacher. PLus of course, through his actions he has denied his school a headteacher for several months. He should be sacked.

    What a knob.

    J
  • thomasbthomasb Posts: 631
    "the seats are black but trimmed with PINK alcantara"

    ... the influence of Rapha?
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