It was a long time ago, early eighties, but a mate of mine had a bike accident which killed his pillion (another mate).really?
no agravating circumstances, video footage showing she wasn’t speeding or driving erratically, the distance between the gate exit and point of impact was very short, stopped and rendered aid at the accident? 100% lapse of concentration, zero chance any custodial sentence would even enter the conversation.
Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving
Road Traffic Act 1988, s.2B
Starting point Range Careless or inconsiderate driving arising from momentary inattention with no aggravating factors Medium level community order Low level community order – high level community order
perhaps you might devote some of your hysteria at the incompetent ambulance service that took nearly an hour to get to the site of an RTA with life threatening injuries?
The subsequent court case decided that the rider was a bit of a loon on the road (he was), but was especially exuberant on the Saturday afternoon in question because they were returning from watching bike racing at a local track and he was showing off. It was a clear case of causing death by dangerous driving, but he got away with a fine and a two year ban.
A lot of us at the time thought he deserved prison, and we were his friends.