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Old January 17th 12, 03:22 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Default Spanish road safety film teaches drivers how to share the road

"Peter Hill" wrote in message

I wish someone would teach the oncoming idiots with 2 wheels the wrong
side of the white line to stop "sharing" my side of carriageway. They
clearly shouldn't have a driving license as even at 40mph they are
unable to control their vehicle.

Another slap on the wrist.

A driver who lost control of his BMW Z4 as he overtook two other vehicles,
resulting in his passenger suffering serious injuries and also causing minor
injuries to a cyclist he hit, has managed to keep his driving licence. Ben
Fulton of Cambridge, aged 28 and a salesman for a property company, had his
licence endorsed with six penalty points by Cambridge Magistrates' Court,.

The court also fined him 650 and ordered him to pay 85 in costs plus a 15
victim surcharge, reports the website Cambridge News. He had earlier
admitted driving without due care and attention. Cyclist Tom Serby sustained
cuts and bruises in the incident on Barton Road in Cambridge in August last
year. He had been riding on an adjacent cycle path when he was struck by
Fulton's vehicle after it left the road.

However, a colleague of Fulton's who was a passenger in his vehicle was left
with a serious back injury. Prosecuting counsel Paul Brown said: "Having
left the roundabout, Fulton was attempting to overtake two cars when he hit
the gravel verge and lost control of his BMW. "At the time, there was a
cyclist travelling towards Cambridge. "The BMW went right across the cycle
path and hit the cyclist. An eyewitness told police how the cyclist went up
into the air and hit the ground. "The cyclist managed to get himself up and
started to drink some water.

"But it was the front seat passenger in Fulton's car who suffered the most
serious injuries, including a serious back injury. "The passenger, a
colleague of his, told police that he felt Fulton was driving too fast and
that he feared he was going to lose control of the car." for Fulton, Charles
Snelling explained that his client had displayed "extreme remorse," saying
that "Mr Fulton went straight over to the cyclist and was extremely
concerned. "He has since apologised to the man and has shown extreme
remorse. My client is a salesman and travels the country in his car. "Up
until now he has had an entirely clean licence," he added.


Simon Mason


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