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Cyclist jailed for seven months

JameyJamey Posts: 2,152
edited August 2009 in Commuting chat
Apologies if this is already posted/discussed on here but I couldn't see it anywhere:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/8197430.stm

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  • Harry BHarry B Posts: 1,239
    Sounds like he got what he deserved to be honest (the cyclist, not the pedestrain)
  • blu3catblu3cat Posts: 1,016
    It's a very sad thing indeed for the pensioner and thier family. This like other traffic offences that end in death due to utterly avoidable circumstances, seems to be a light sentence for a life.

    Has anyone posted a link to this in the RLJer got nicked thread?
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  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    Just done it
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  • NeilkNeilk Posts: 1
    The weird thing about this is that was well as being jailed he was banned from driving for a year - For something he did on a bicycle and the charge he was convicted of was wanton and furious driving - I can see him getting off on appeal as driving was always related to control over a horse or team of horses it became extened to motor vehicles once thay came along. Since he wasn't driving his bicycle, however badly he was riding, he wasn't driving.
  • downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
    I did read a long while back that there had been an arrest in Weymouth over a pavement cyclist. I really am glad he got a prison sentence, its just a shame it doesnt quite reflect the severity of his actions. :?

    Poor old sod, going like that. :(

    EDIT: perhaps the laws need sorting out, throw away the chaff and bring in a law about "lack of care in charge of a veihcle" and "using a vehicle in a dangerous or lethal manner" ??
  • MonkeyMonsterMonkeyMonster Posts: 4,628
    Sad to hear of that - stupid fecker.

    @Neilk - I am guessing that there were going with the idea that he couldn't control himself on a bike therefore likely he wouldn't be so hot behind the wheel of car either.

    What I suspect will unfortunately happen is his year ban will start now and thus it will only affect him for the 5 months he is out.
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  • AndyMancAndyManc Posts: 1,393
    "This case clearly highlights the dangers of riding a cycle on a pavement."

    No it doesn't, it highlights the dangers of cycling like a f****** moron.


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  • downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
    AndyManc wrote:
    "This case clearly highlights the dangers of riding a cycle on a pavement."

    No it doesn't, it highlights the dangers of cycling like a f****** moron.


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    True but he's making a point to try and dissuade the plebs.
  • Eau RougeEau Rouge Posts: 1,118
    Neilk wrote:
    I can see him getting off on appeal

    It says he admitted the offence. That's going to make it hard to appeal the verdict.
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    Eau Rouge wrote:
    Neilk wrote:
    I can see him getting off on appeal

    It says he admitted the offence. That's going to make it hard to appeal the verdict.

    Think that it is the driving ban being referred to.
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  • Eau RougeEau Rouge Posts: 1,118
    Hall, of Weymouth, pleaded guilty to the 19th Century offence of wanton and furious driving causing bodily harm.

    Seems not, he admitted the driving charge.
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    Eau Rouge wrote:
    Hall, of Weymouth, pleaded guilty to the 19th Century offence of wanton and furious driving causing bodily harm.

    Seems not, he admitted the driving charge.

    Is admitting the charge not the same as pleading guilty to it
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  • thelawnetthelawnet Posts: 719
    There are lots of spaces shared with pedestrians, and they are only going to increase. This could happen where the cyclist was legally present, other than on a pavement.

    This shows not to be a moron.
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    thelawnet wrote:
    There are lots of spaces shared with pedestrians, and they are only going to increase. This could happen where the cyclist was legally present, other than on a pavement.

    This shows not to be a moron.

    True, generally.

    However, in this specific case he was riding like a moron.

    If it had been me, I would be wrecked with guilt.
    Maybe he is suffering more than we know and should lay off.
    Sympathies however are with the deceased family.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
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