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Should those in charge of a vehicle involved in a fatal collision face manslaughter charges? Many here argue they should, well it's happening:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40927791

If only this charging approach was consistently applied to all vehicle operators.

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Woldsman [219 posts] 5 months ago
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I think we should remember that this is an ongoing trial in a UK court. I would imagine that the story will soon make its way to the news section of road.cc where it will appear - as it does on the BBC's web site - with comments switched off.  

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brooksby [2817 posts] 5 months ago
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Woldsman wrote:

I think we should remember that this is an ongoing trial in a UK court. I would imagine that the story will soon make its way to the news section of road.cc where it will appear - as it does on the BBC's web site - with comments switched off.  

Isnt this just discussing it and the issues around it?: "water cooler moment " and all that. 

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Woldsman [219 posts] 5 months ago
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brooksby wrote:
Woldsman wrote:

I think we should remember that this is an ongoing trial in a UK court. I would imagine that the story will soon make its way to the news section of road.cc where it will appear - as it does on the BBC's web site - with comments switched off.  

Isnt this just discussing it and the issues around it?: "water cooler moment " and all that. 

I'm fairly sure that threads like this get deleted for ongoing trials.  I suppose we could err on the side of caution and discuss the matter around an actual water cooler. But, hey, I'm no expert. 

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Duncann [1190 posts] 5 months ago
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"If only this charging approach was consistently applied to all vehicle operators."

Had those other vehicle operators deliberately removed legally-required brakes then you might find that a similar approach to charging applied.

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brooksby [2817 posts] 5 months ago
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Duncann wrote:

"If only this charging approach was consistently applied to all vehicle operators."

Had those other vehicle operators deliberately removed legally-required brakes then you might find that a similar approach to charging applied.

Is a closer analogy when HGVs don't have the legally recommended anti blind spot mirrors?

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Duncann [1190 posts] 5 months ago
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brooksby wrote:
Duncann wrote:

"If only this charging approach was consistently applied to all vehicle operators."

Had those other vehicle operators deliberately removed legally-required brakes then you might find that a similar approach to charging applied.

Is a closer analogy when HGVs don't have the legally recommended anti blind spot mirrors?

Is "legally recommended" a thing? Surely the law requires, rather than recommends?

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Internet Pawn [17 posts] 5 months ago
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One of the charges here is 'wanton and furious cycling', which is exactly the same offence as 'wanton and furious driving'.  What are the chances of a car driver doing 20mph being charged under this section?

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wycombewheeler [1246 posts] 5 months ago
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I would be a lot mire comfortable with the issue if the headlines had been about cycling without a brake rather than 20mph cyclist which we have all been told for years is a safe speed to aspire to in urban areas "20s plenty" and all that.

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audrey27 [15 posts] 3 months ago
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 A lesson to learn:

You ought not to cross the road while using your mobile phone.

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audrey27 [15 posts] 2 months ago
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This is a lesson for all of us, that the road is one of the most scary please an individual will be into. It is one of the killing zone that causes a lot of people have died the same case as her. We should be very careful next time whenever we cross the road dump or stop anything, distructions or whatever whenever you cross the road, because we never know whats coming.