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Old February 29th 08, 01:16 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Four years for killer driver on a mobile.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...re/7270751.stm

Gratuitous insertion of helmet comment obligatory.

I never, ever understand how driving bans run concurrent with a
custodial sentence- YOU CAN'T DRIVE IN PRISON!!!



A motorist who was texting on her mobile phone when she hit and killed
a cyclist has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Jordan Wickington, 19, died from head injuries when he went through a
red light and was struck by Kiera Coultas' car in Southampton in
February 2007.

Coultas had earlier been found guilty at Southampton Crown Court of
causing death by dangerous driving.

The 25-year-old from Hythe, Hampshire, was banned from driving for
five years.

Following the crash, Mr Wickington, of Netley, Hampshire, who had not
been wearing a helmet, was taken to Southampton General Hospital where
he later died.

Sgt Alison West, of Hampshire Constabulary, recommended drivers
switched off their mobile phones during journeys.

"It's pretty routine nowadays at the scene of these serious or fatal
accidents to seize drivers' mobile phones, and to have them analysed
to see if the phone has had anything to do with the driving standards
involved," she said.

"In this particular incident, it transpired from a phone analysis that
there was phone use close to the time of the incident."


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Old February 29th 08, 05:22 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Duncan Smith
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On Feb 29, 12:16 pm, spindrift wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...re/7270751.stm

Gratuitous insertion of helmet comment obligatory.


How many people will read that and think he would've lived if only
he'd of worn a helmet?


I never, ever understand how driving bans run concurrent with a
custodial sentence- YOU CAN'T DRIVE IN PRISON!!!


She probably won't be in prison for very long - so can still still
catch the thick end of the ban in a year or two.

Regards,

Duncan

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Old February 29th 08, 06:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 29 Feb, 16:22, Duncan Smith wrote:
On Feb 29, 12:16 pm, spindrift wrote:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...re/7270751.stm


Gratuitous insertion of helmet comment obligatory.


How many people will read that and think he would've lived if only
he'd of worn a helmet?



I never, ever understand how driving bans run concurrent with a
custodial sentence- YOU CAN'T DRIVE IN PRISON!!!


She probably won't be in prison for very long - so can still still
catch the thick end of the ban in a year or two.


Gosh, that's heartening!
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Old February 29th 08, 06:37 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 29 Feb, 16:22, Duncan Smith wrote:
On Feb 29, 12:16 pm, spindrift wrote:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...re/7270751.stm


Gratuitous insertion of helmet comment obligatory.


How many people will read that and think he would've lived if only
he'd of worn a helmet?



The helmet point is debatable, but
he certainly would be alive today if he hadn't ridden through the red
light
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Old February 29th 08, 06:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JNugent[_4_]
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spindrift wrote:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...re/7270751.stm


Gratuitous insertion of helmet comment obligatory.


I never, ever understand how driving bans run concurrent with a
custodial sentence- YOU CAN'T DRIVE IN PRISON!!!


A motorist who was texting on her mobile phone ...
... has been sentenced to four years in prison. ...


The 25-year-old from Hythe, Hampshire, was banned from driving for
five years.


Relax. Don't burst a blood vessel.

She'll be out of prison before the driving ban is up and so will have to
serve some of it. Prisoners rarely serve the whole sentence. Driving
bans are always served in full.
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Old February 29th 08, 06:54 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Squashme
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On 29 Feb, 17:48, JNugent wrote:
spindrift wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...re/7270751.stm
Gratuitous insertion of helmet comment obligatory.
I never, ever understand how driving bans run concurrent with a
custodial sentence- YOU CAN'T DRIVE IN PRISON!!!


A motorist who was texting on her mobile phone ...
... has been sentenced to four years in prison. ...


The 25-year-old from Hythe, Hampshire, was banned from driving for
five years.


Relax. Don't burst a blood vessel.

She'll be out of prison before the driving ban is up and so will have to
serve some of it. Prisoners rarely serve the whole sentence. Driving
bans are always served in full.


"She'll be out of prison before the driving ban is up and so will have
to serve some of it."

"Driving bans are always served in full."

Ummmm. Serve some of it, or all of it?


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Old February 29th 08, 07:43 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"JNugent" wrote in message

Driving bans are always served in full.


Wrong.

You can ask the court to reduce the period of your disqualification after
serving:

- two years of the disqualification period if the disqualification was for
more than two years but less than four years
- half the disqualification period if the disqualification was for more than
four years but less than 10 years
- five years of the disqualification period if the disqualification was for
10 years or more

You’ll need to apply in writing to the court that disqualified you, giving
the date of offence, date of conviction and any information to justify your
request. If successful, the court will notify DVLA of the decision. You can
then apply to renew your driving licence.

If the court refuses your request, you’ll have to wait three months before
you can ask the court again.

source:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...ions/DG_069887

Calum


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Old February 29th 08, 08:39 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Señor Chris
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Sir Jeremy wrote:
On 29 Feb, 16:22, Duncan Smith wrote:
On Feb 29, 12:16 pm, spindrift wrote:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...re/7270751.stm
Gratuitous insertion of helmet comment obligatory.

How many people will read that and think he would've lived if only
he'd of worn a helmet?



The helmet point is debatable, but
he certainly would be alive today if he hadn't ridden through the red
light


And possibly also if the driver had been observing the speed limit. Oh
sorry - I forgot it's impossible to send a text while your eyes are
glued to the speedo.
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Old February 29th 08, 09:22 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tosspot[_2_]
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Default Four years for killer driver on a mobile.

Duncan Smith wrote:
On Feb 29, 12:16 pm, spindrift wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...re/7270751.stm

Gratuitous insertion of helmet comment obligatory.


How many people will read that and think he would've lived if only
he'd of worn a helmet?


Or indeed if he hadn't run a red light.

snip
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Old February 29th 08, 09:37 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Rob Morley
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In article 3ff935c4-b252-4255-974b-c0c4f057dfb0
@f47g2000hsd.googlegroups.com, Sir Jeremy
says...

The helmet point is debatable, but
he certainly would be alive today if he hadn't ridden through the red
light

If he hadn't run the light she might have - there's nothing certain
about it.
 




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