Sentencing Judge Graeme Smith told Llewellyn: 'Any death in a road traffic accident is a tragedy, but this case is particularly tragic. It's tragic for you because as a result of the accident you have been unable to work and have suffered significant physical and mental difficulties including PTSD. … [Read more...] about Drunk driver, 36, is jailed for nearly four years for killing single mother, 26, he met on Plenty of Fish after losing control and crashing car while she sat in front passenger seat
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A driver led police on a terrifying high-speed chase the wrong way down a dual-carriageway after officers found him asleep in the back of his car at a petrol station. … [Read more...] about Driver, 24, who led police on terrifying high-speed chase the wrong way down dual-carriageway after they found him asleep in his car avoids jail
More from London Man extradited to UK over builder's murder on roof in central London Taxi union boss on trial for 'assaulting' police with sound of megaphone Boy, 17, charged with murder after dismembered body found Finsbury Park: Manhunt for van driver after delivery rider killed in 'road rage' attack Terror arrest: Man, 21, to be held for a week as property is searched in east London Two police officers taken to hospital after being 'intentionally' hit by car in Camden … [Read more...] about Met Police need huge IT upgrade to ensure facial recognition legal
I ask about a white ghost bike I spotted on the way to the Bicitekas HQ. One of the group explains how a young female cyclist was hit by a car and knocked unconscious. When she got up and her boyfriend started remonstrating with the driver, he drove off with the woman clinging to the bonnet, accelerating and swerving until she fell off. She died of her injuries in hospital. The driver was tracked down by police but, says the activist, was freed after a few well-placed bribes: “When he was caught he said, ‘I have money, I have power, nothing will happen’ – he was right.” … [Read more...] about Viva la revolución: Mexico City cyclists fight for the right to ride in safety
While McCarthy welcomes TfL’s moves to improve signalling, he says remodelling 20 or 30 intersections is taking years and costs millions of pounds each time. Changing the rules on red lights could be implemented almost instantly and could affect all of the city’s 10,000 junctions. “It’s a problem which needs dealing with now,” he said. “If a cyclist waits for green, and a bus or HGV wants to turn left, then they are in real danger – that’s how most cyclists in London are being killed. If someone on a bike can turn left before the light turns green – watching out for pedestrians of course, and we’re very clear that pedestrians have priority – then you can be away before the bus or HGV starts moving and you can avoid getting squashed.” … [Read more...] about Should cyclists be allowed to run red lights?