Jeez. Feel sorry for the family. Also something the cyclist has got to live with for the rest of his life too. One silly mistake or decision is all it takes as I have seen far too many times.
I doubt that guy who killed the old lady was a "cyclist", more likely just a "person on a bike"
What interested me on reading the story is that he was disqualified from DRIVING for 12 months.
Having just looked up the law, it appears that a motorist can be duisqualified from driving and the offence carries 3-9points, but a cyclist can't get points but CAN ( not must) be disqualified from driving.
This is the only instance I have come across where legislation allows a driving ban for a cycling offence.
I think the driving ban is appelable however as it does not stop him riding his bike which is what he was doing to cause the death.
I remember hearing of a cyclist in Scotland who got 3 points on his licence for cycling on the motorway. What would they have done to a non-driver?
....of the court, to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years
So the ban has actually been applied because he caused "bodily harm".
I did find the ban to be quite bizarre as, logically, it quite clearly makes him more likely to commit the same offence again rather than less.
Are you saying that the ban could be appealed against as it is disproportional to the offence committed?
Whatever the offence getting a 7 month sentence for causing the death of another is rediculous.
Where did you read he's appealing btw?
It also states in the article "on his way home from a shift" & "on the evening of ".Chances are the car didn't see him cause he didn't have any lights. This is speculation as it gets dark late in August, gone 9pm some days. But might be a contributary factor.