Author Topic: £2000 fine and some points for SMIDSY fatality  (Read 3550 times)

Re: £2000 fine and some points for SMIDSY fatality
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2009, 07:05:53 pm »
What I object to is the phrase "momentary inattention" -  the cyclist would have been visible from 40-50 metres away, giving something like 3-4 secs to see him.  3-4 secs is a long time in a car, it's not "momentary".  "Momentary" is when someone steps from behind a parked car when you were just briefly glancing in the mirror or checking the next right turn is clear.
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Re: £2000 fine and some points for SMIDSY fatality
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2009, 10:44:26 pm »
Yup. It is motorist speak for "fuck-em".
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Re: £2000 fine and some points for SMIDSY fatality
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2009, 09:57:02 am »
Punishmnet for the first offence should make sure that there is no chance of a second offence by the same peron. Take his right, or rather Pdermission,  to drive away and for good.

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Re: £2000 fine and some points for SMIDSY fatality
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2009, 01:17:11 pm »
I thought we now had a charge of death by careless driving available. Given that this was careless driving, and a death resulted - why wasn't the higher charge used?

It may be that the incident occured prior to the new legislation becoming active.
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