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#221 guess who

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

It is of course incumbent upon all of us to take care of the most vulnerable and venerable in society. Of course, people should look out for themselves, but shouldn't we be concentrating stopping offenders rather than saying the victims should have taken more care?


Honest question John.

How?

#222 JohnM

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

1. training and effective, staged and progressive driving test for a start. Look at the new motorcycle testing/licencing regime and ponder why there is not such a similar regime for car drivers who, as long as the can afford the insurance can drive any car of any power and any performance anywhere.
2. Increase the chances of detection and when detected and convicted, the penalty.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

1. training and effective, staged and progressive driving test for a start. Look at the new motorcycle testing/licencing regime and ponder why there is not such a similar regime for car drivers who, as long as the can afford the insurance can drive any car of any power and any performance anywhere.
2. Increase the chances of detection and when detected and convicted, the penalty.


John i fully agree with you on both points. A lot of instructors want a form of control over new drivers. The government always say its not going to happen.

#224 gingerjon

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

The other side of the coin. A cyclist's life is now officially worth £35


The same court is cracking down on real criminals.
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#225 JohnM

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

Its happened again: see http://www.bbc.co.uk...ristol-21226126

My prediction? £35? Probably.

#226 gingerjon

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:08 AM

Its happened again: see http://www.bbc.co.uk...ristol-21226126

My prediction? £35? Probably.


No.

£70.

He killed two people before driving away.

Lucky for him he doesn't seem to have dented any cars whilst fleeing the scene.
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