The driver who was caught on video tail-gating and then hitting a cyclist in Brisbane Australia last week was yesterday fined and disqualified.
The 25-year-old woman was driving through a junction on Klump Road, south of Brisbane, when she hit the 56-year-old male cyclist.
The incident was caught on video by driver Andrew Ison who provided the victim with a copy of the footage.
The driver was subsequently charged with driving without due care and fined $600 (about £330) and banned from driving for three months.
The rider was treated for minor injuries at Brisbane’s Queen Elizabeth II Hospital.
Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.
Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.
Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.
The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.