Samuel Fawcett, 19, received 300 hours community punishment and a 2 year driving ban for the offence of causing death by careless driving.
Tom Berry, a 56-year-old cyclist, suffered serious injuries in the accident which happened as he cycled on A521, Meadow Lane, Croston, near Leyland, towards the A59 on March 27 2012.
Fawcett had claimed he was temporarily blinded by the low setting sun w
Less than a third of drivers convicted of causing death by careless driving go to jail, but, even worse, short driving bans such as the 2 year ban received by Samuel Fawcett, means that killer drivers could be back behind the wheel terrifyingly soon. CTC wants to see much longer driving bans, and much tougher driving tests, imposed on those who have shown themselves to be a danger on the roads.