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Old April 12th 11, 07:27 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_3_]
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Presumably this means they won't be punished at all, or they will
issued
with derisory fines and short bans, just like motorists.

"Cyclists who kill or seriously hurt pedestrians could be prosecuted
like dangerous drivers under new laws being considered by the
government.

Drivers convicted of death by dangerous driving face up to 14 years in
jail.

But there is currently no law against causing death by dangerous
cycling, with most cases of careless cycling being dealt with by
fines..."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13034162

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Old April 12th 11, 08:25 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 12/04/2011 07:27, Doug wrote:

Presumably this means they won't be punished at all, or they will
issued with derisory fines and short bans, just like motorists.


It'd still be an improvement on the current situation.

"Cyclists who kill or seriously hurt pedestrians could be prosecuted
like dangerous drivers under new laws being considered by the
government.
Drivers convicted of death by dangerous driving face up to 14 years in
jail.
But there is currently no law against causing death by dangerous
cycling, with most cases of careless cycling being dealt with by
fines..."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13034162


"... there is currently no law against causing death by dangerous cycling..."...

Sounds rather like "There is no law against ramming cyclists", doesn't it?

Do you write the BBC's copy for them? I's as accurate as some of your stuff.
 




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