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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42749133

 

whats the point? Like your life isn’t worth shit in NI apparently if you are on a bicycle. 

 

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Canyon48 [993 posts] 6 months ago
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It says the streetlights were working and the cyclist has a front light but no rear light - though it doesn't explicitly say how much daylight there was.

The fact that he caused a death by careless driving and hasn't been jailed is incredible. If you caused a death by using a shotgun carelessly, I'm pretty sure you'd get jailed.

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Grahamd [956 posts] 6 months ago
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Words fail me.

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brooksby [3299 posts] 6 months ago
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I suppose at least it made it to court and the NI police didn't just do a Gail Purcell on it?

But: a judge saying there's no point in sending him to jail? Disgusting.

(No mandatory retest so he understands that blowing your nose while driving at speed can be a bad idea?)

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steve_s1 [5 posts] 5 months ago
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Not good, however I see:

"...there was no light on the back of the bike and he was not wearing reflective clothing"

Amazes me how many people I see riding at night like this. For the sake of a few quid...I prefer to be illuminated like a Christmas tree. Even during daylight I have lights front and back these days.

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fenix [999 posts] 5 months ago
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It was 5.50am in October - that's pitch black isn't it ?

Why would you not have a light on your bike ? We know how bad some drivers are in full daylight.

Terrible driving but really bad cycling too.