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2 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

although he has been ordered to pay, will he take this up with his insurance company?

Isn't that why we car drivers have to have compulsory insurance?

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4 minutes ago, finlo said:

Isn't that why we car drivers have to have compulsory insurance?

A claim that they will probably do their utmost to wriggle out of?

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17 minutes ago, finlo said:

Surely his own insurance would pay out for the bikes without the courts lumping the cost on top of his fine?

Then again, they might not. By the looks of it, he wasn’t driving to the conditions so his insurance might try and wriggle out of paying which would leave the cyclists (who were doing nothing wrong) seriously out of pocket.

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3 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

Then again, they might not. By the looks of it, he wasn’t driving to the conditions so his insurance might try and wriggle out of paying which would leave the cyclists (who were doing nothing wrong) seriously out of pocket.

Absolutely no point in compulsory insurance then!

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Posted (edited)

Bearing in mind if you happen to meet cyclists travelling uphill while the sun is in your eyes they are likely to be doing about 10 mph.

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4 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

Bearing in mind if you happen to meet cyclists travelling uphill while the sun is in your eyes they are likely to be doing about 10 mph.

The driver admitted to not driving to the conditions. Make out of that what you want

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Also, with respect to cycle lanes, I don't really understand how it is ok to pass cyclists leaving a couple of foot to spare just because there is a white line separating you when at all other times you have to leave a cars width?

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2 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

The driver admitted to not driving to the conditions. Make out of that what you want

Sounds like an honest guy just learned that it can be a foolhardy trait when interviewed by a friendly policeman.

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Would we be having this debate if hed hit a car or house and done that much damage?  As others have said this is why driving a ton of metal has a legal requirement for insurance because it can be real bad if things go wrong... 

And to those who say cyclists should be paying 'road tax' think of the non charge as being like the opposite of disincentivizing taxes on fags booze and irn bru. And obviously road tax would have prevented these cyclists fron being hit...

BTW  with all these cyclists on the road, how many facey messages have you seen regarding bad parking, car park hit and runs or police appeals? Some are cunts for red lights and pavements but they tend not to speed in town or use their mobile phone when riding or do things that put others at risk because crashing hurts.

Anyway Jeremies / angry car blokes, fire away at the above ...just dont do it while youre driving.

 

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12 minutes ago, ian rush said:

And to those who say cyclists should be paying 'road tax' think of the non charge as being like the opposite of disincentivizing taxes on fags booze and irn bru. And obviously road tax would have prevented these cyclists fron being hit...

That doesn’t make sense. They’re trying to stay healthy so as a result they should legally not pay for perfectly sensible insurance which would pay out if they crashed their bike into someone and killed them? So it’s their right not to pay insurance in order to live longer, but not the dead persons families right to any form of insurance based compensation? 

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36 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

Sounds like an honest guy just learned that it can be a foolhardy trait when interviewed by a friendly policeman.

A lot better for all concerned then if he just lied and blamed the cyclists...

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1 hour ago, the stinking enigma said:

What is the recommended speed for a car in direct sunlight?

European or African?

And presumably unladen?

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As a duck I recognise some familiar canards when I see them. This thread has some old chestnuts  "pay road tax"  (whatever the fuck that is) "should be insured" (most societies see little risk posed by cycling  so require no insurance) and  "gay lycra" (just downright homophobic)

If you don't like the sentencing carried out by a court then drive sensibly.  

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