On 24/05/2022 20:04, Mike Collins wrote:
> On Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at 17:42:12 UTC+1, Spike wrote:
>> On 24/05/2022 09:54, Mike Collins wrote:
>>> On Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at 09:00:53 UTC+1, Spike wrote:
>>>> On 23/05/2022 17:21, swldx...@gmail.com
>>>>> Oldfatgit | 293 posts | 4 hours ago
>>>>> 7 likes
>>>>> “You have pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving and you will get substantial credit."
>>>>> Substantial credit? What ...
>>>>> Like community service (as per the driver that killed a cyclist in West Lothian)
>>>>> Or the normal 'have a 6 month suspended sentence' ...
>>>>> Not to mention "his client’s “significant mental health issues.”".
>>>>> If his mental health issues are that "significant", why was he driving a truck?
>>>>> Should not his employer also now be in the dock for allowing someone with “significant mental health issues" to drive?
>>>> Charlie Alliston, whose brakeless bicycle killed a woman in a collision,
>>>> also had had 'mental health' issues - so why was he allowed to be in
>>>> charge of such a bicycle-weapon?
>>> That would be the case where a pedestrian walked into the road in front of a moving vehicle whilst not wearing a helmet. If the victim had only been driving a car.
>> Cars have been fitted with brakes since they were invented. Bicycles
>> haven't. Some still aren't. Like Alliston's.
> Yet pedestrians are 200 times as likely to be killed on a pavement by a motor vehicle than a pedal cycle.