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Driver James Eagles jailed for death of moped rider William Stevenson (29/05/12)

A lorry driver has been jailed for four years for causing the death of a 74-year-old moped rider after his HGV ploughed into the back of the bike.

Cyclist dies on A66 near Eaglescliffe - lorry driver charged in connection with death (21/05/13)

The man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene following a collision involving a lorry, at about 18:25 BST on Tuesday 21st May, Cleveland Police said.

CTC's view: 

Despite this case being transferred to the crown court for sentencing, the custodial sentence imposed was no tougher than the maximum sentence a magistrate could impose, due to it being cut by a third following the guilty plea. A two and a half year ban is far too minor a penalty for causing the death of another person.

What’s more, the jury was never even given the opportunity to consider whether the driving was dangerous rather than careless.

Royal Mail driver held after biker dies in Wargrave, Berkshire (02/05/13)

The driver of a Royal Mail van has been arrested following a crash in which a motorcyclist died.

Driver sought after cyclist seriously injured in Bournemouth (28/04/13)

The 36-year-old female cyclist, Sarah Faulkner, was found on the northbound carriageway of the A338 Wessex Way at about 07:45 BST near the Cooper Dean Roundabout.

CTC's view: 

A 12-month driving ban for someone who has repeatedly shown flagrant disregard for the rules of the road and the safety of others is ridiculous.

No explanation has been given in news reports as to why the driver did not receive a separate sentence for careless driving

Teenage cyclist seriously injured in road collision (13/04/13)

A 14-YEAR-OLD cyclist was critically ill in hospital last night after a collision with a car.

84 year old driver and female cyclist die after collision (11/04/13)

The man, who died at the scene, was driving a green Nissan Micra when the incident with a green/silver Dawes Galaxy pedal cycle happened on the A1065 near Fakenham.

Cyclist killed in collision in County Durham (06/04/13)

The male cyclist, who has not been named, was travelling on the A6072 between Shildon and Bishop Auckland in the early hours of Saturday April 6th when he was hit by a black Skoda.

Cyclist injured in collision with VW Golf at Stonehouse, Gloucestershire (05/04/13)

Medics have taken a 60-year old male cyclist to hospital after he was injured when he was involved in a collision with a silver VW Golf at 07:50 on Friday April 5th.

Cyclist dies after collision with Saab at crossroads - driver pleads guilty to causing death by careless driving and is given (02/04/13)

A cyclist remains critically ill in hospital after being knocked off his bike at a crossroads.

CTC's view: 

Under CPS guidance on charging practices for driving offences ‘driving whilst avoidably and dangerously distracted such as whilst reading a newspaper/map, talking to and looking at a passenger, selecting and lighting a cigarette or by adjusting the controls of electronic equipment’ is considered dangerous driving. The driver in this case should, therefore, have been charged with both causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving and it should have been left to the prosecution to fight the case on the basis that he was avoidably and dangerously distracted by his satnav. This case demonstrates a clear error on the part of the CPS in not charging for the more serious offence.

The maximum sentence for causing death by careless driving is 5 years imprisonment, a £5000 fine and an unlimited driving ban. The sentence handed down was, therefore, minimal compared with what could have been imposed.

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