Thursday 4 December 2008

Killing a cyclist is ‘careless driving’

Sun shining in your eyes? Can't see the road ahead as you drive? Don't bother to slow down. If you slam into a cyclist and kill them the British legal system will deem you guilty of nothing more than carelessness.

Fifty-four-year-old Denise Margiotta, from Park North, was cycling up Liddington Hill when a car knocked her off balance, as it passed. As a result, she swerved into the middle of the B4192 and collided with a lorry on the morning of January 7.