Re: Appalling BBC Reporting
- From: fictitious@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:56:32 +0000
On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 03:26:18 -0000, "Trust No One®"
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:49:19 -0800 (PST), theodoredice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Re my earlier post seems I was wrong ..He was jailed for dangerous
driving ( the texting) and the judge said that had no bearing on the
accident ....I thought you were supposed to drive at such a speed that
enabled you to stop before hitting something ( which he didn't)?
So by your logic, anyone driving at 70 mph on a motorway should be summarily
prosecuted for dangerous driving - as they'd be potentially unable to stop
in time if someone ran across the motorway?
You would have a point if it was foggy or raining, but not in clear
conditions. Other than the fact it was night I see no evidence of adverse
conditions at the time.
As pointed out by another poster, confusion appears to be reigning over the
entire thing. I saw the family of the deceased whinging that the sentence
wasn't enough. They seemed to be under the impression that the texting
(concluded 3 miles before the collision) was the direct cause of the death.
Afraid it looks like Justice Wilkie made a scapegoat of the poor peer.
See my other reply
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