30 months and a three year ban, so thats ok then?

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30 months and a three year ban, so thats ok then?

Post by Treadtrader » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:23 am

It dose'nt seem like adequate punishment to me.

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Re: 30 months and a three year ban, so thats ok then?

Post by Redmurty » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:30 am

your a biker mate therefore expendable, there are lots of people who drive around every day with medical condition who should not be, there are lots driving around on prescription drugs who should not be.

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Re: 30 months and a three year ban, so thats ok then?

Post by Elle » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:53 am

"had been told by doctors to refrain from driving after complaining of sleep apnoea'

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It is the responsibility of the driver to inform the DVLA. It is the responsibility of doctors to advise patients that medical conditions (and drugs) may affect their ability to drive and for which conditions patients should inform the DVLA.


Maybe doctors should be responsible for informing the DVLA of medical conditions that may impair the ability to drive rather than leaving it up to the person? By not making it the responsibility of the medical profession they've given the patient a licence to kill.
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Re: 30 months and a three year ban, so thats ok then?

Post by mjojom » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:57 am

Redmurty wrote:your a biker mate therefore expendable, there are lots of people who drive around every day with medical condition who should not be, there are lots driving around on prescription drugs who should not be.

keep safe out there people

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Re: 30 months and a three year ban, so thats ok then?

Post by AndyB » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:13 pm

How long would he have been banned for if he'd hit a car and left the driver with the same injuries? Almost certainly exactly the same and when you consider the sentences dished out for other offences I don't think he's got away that lightly.

This driver deserved to go to jail and ok, he'll be out in 18 months but people have been given shorter sentences for causing death by dangerous driving while pissed in the past.

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Re: 30 months and a three year ban, so thats ok then?

Post by pieterv » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:35 pm

The length of the prison sentence is one thing, but I would have thought the ban should be for as long as the medical condition continues. I.e. he should not be allowed to drive again as long as he can just drop off at the wheel.

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Post by AndyB » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:50 pm

pieterv wrote:The length of the prison sentence is one thing, but I would have thought the ban should be for as long as the medical condition continues. I.e. he should not be allowed to drive again as long as he can just drop off at the wheel.
I'd take it as given that he won't be getting a licence while his medical condition continues.

It's a desperately sad case but even if he'd been given 20 years the victims family would still have known that he'd be out and living what passes for a normal life while the rider isn't going to have that luxury.

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Post by chico » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:52 pm

there should also the possibility of making the driver responsible for caring for the rider for the rest of his life....in some form or other (after prison)who supports the family now.... but... even though he was reckless/stupid.....he's probably well aware of the carnage he's caused

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Re: 30 months and a three year ban, so thats ok then?

Post by special one » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:18 pm

Sad case, jail sentence is about right IMO but indefinite driving ban should be in force until the condition has 100% gone.

My wife works in ophthalmology and you wouldn't believe the amount of old people that drive themselves around who have well below the minimum standard for vision, some can't see 6ft in front of them.
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Re: 30 months and a three year ban, so thats ok then?

Post by yamahafjr1300! » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:10 pm

Total injustice!
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