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6 hours ago, Max Power said:

I think the point has been missed that in the case of the cyclist facing 100k of costs, a cyclist in a city, riding into a green light at a crossing has few alternatives to avoid a pedestrian in such a crowded environment. He could have swerved and been killed by another vehicle. He would have been just another 'dickhead cyclist' casualty. 

Maybe fining pedestrians who use smartphones when crossing the road would help clear things up a bit? 

How about him riding within his ability to stop, should he need to ? I guess he was lucky that it wasn't a truck that pulled out in front of him eh? ( his shouting a warning would maybe fall on deaf ears eh ?)

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7 hours ago, dilligaf said:

I guess he was lucky that it wasn't a truck that pulled out in front of him eh?

Maybe he'd never seen a truck using a pedestrian crossing before.

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10 hours ago, dilligaf said:

How about him riding within his ability to stop, should he need to ? I guess he was lucky that it wasn't a truck that pulled out in front of him eh? ( his shouting a warning would maybe fall on deaf ears eh ?)

"The yoga expert was staring at her mobile as she suddenly walked out from the crowded pavement into the road, the Central London County Court heard"

you obviously didn't read the story did you...

as it was a crowded pavement, he would have been aware of his surroundings and may well have been riding within his ability. At least he was aware enough to shout a warning and not concentrate on a feckin mobile phone.

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The cyclist should be prepared for people acting irrationally and the verdict was correct. However the travesty imo is the blood sucking lawyers fees costing £100,000. The woman knocked down only got 4k but the lawyers get over 20 times that. The sooner lawyers are replaced by computers the better!

 https://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/17/lawyers-could-be-replaced-by-artificial-intelligence.html

 

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34 minutes ago, Butterflies said:

The cyclist should be prepared for people acting irrationally and the verdict was correct. However the travesty imo is the blood sucking lawyers fees costing £100,000. The woman knocked down only got 4k but the lawyers get over 20 times that. The sooner lawyers are replaced by computers the better!

 https://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/17/lawyers-could-be-replaced-by-artificial-intelligence.html

 

They didn't do anywhere near enough a decent job for him either.  Would be interesting to see how that was racked up...

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13 hours ago, Neil Down said:

"The yoga expert was staring at her mobile as she suddenly walked out from the crowded pavement into the road, the Central London County Court heard"

you obviously didn't read the story did you...

as it was a crowded pavement, he would have been aware of his surroundings and may well have been riding within his ability. At least he was aware enough to shout a warning and not concentrate on a feckin mobile phone.

Was that what his defence said ?

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8 hours ago, dilligaf said:

Was that what his defence said ?

I believe that is what the witnesses stated

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