Re: Cyclist and the yoga teacher
Originally Posted by AnnieS
it is always the fault of a vehicle if a pedestrian is hit. If she was a child nobody here would be questioning the charge. The £100k is the court cost because the cyclist was not insured. Cyclists should have to be insured and they should also have licence plates. We should not have dangerous vehicles on the road with no insurance and no licence plates. They are dangerous because they are going pretty fast and many do not abide by the highway code at all. Many just go through red lights as though it does not apply to them. I have seen a bus beep loudly at a cycle that nearly went into me after weaving between vehicles while I was crossing the road (on a red light). That loud horn stopped him in his tracks. I have absolutely no sympathy for this guy. "Yoga teacher" is being touted as some sort of excuse. "pensioner" or "child" would not have the same effect. The highway code is not just for cars.
In this case he did NOT go through a red light .
So is he supposed to pay for all the cyclists that do ?
He had an air horn it didn't stop this woman in her tracks !
You have to judge the case properly .
The judge actually said she the woman was equally at fault but still awarded her costs .
Maybe is because she's young and blonde .
Justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done .
Hundreds of people obviously feel that justice has not been done and have donated towards his costs .