Biker fined for moped crash

Daily Echo: Biker fined for moped crash Biker fined for moped crash

A BIKER has been fined for causing serious injuries to a moped rider.

John Peter Baker, 44, pleaded guilty at Fareham Magistrates’ Court to driving without due care and attention.

Baker’s Honda motorbike collided with 16-year-old Albie James’s moped on the A32 at Wickham in May, resulting in “life changing” injuries for the Wickham teenager.

Baker, of Drayton Street, Winchester, failed to see the moped’s indication and tried to overtake.

He received a £250 fine, eight penalty points and must pay a £15 victim surcharge and £35 costs.

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12:32pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

So potentially killing a person who is still legally classed as a minor, is only worth 8 points and £350? That's disgusting, should be a years ban, retake their tests and £1000 fine, make the punishment harsher and people will be more careful.
So potentially killing a person who is still legally classed as a minor, is only worth 8 points and £350? That's disgusting, should be a years ban, retake their tests and £1000 fine, make the punishment harsher and people will be more careful. Ginger_cyclist

1:17pm Sat 12 Jan 13

acid drop says...

Should have been a lifetime ban and £5000 fine
Should have been a lifetime ban and £5000 fine acid drop

1:23pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

acid drop wrote:
Should have been a lifetime ban and £5000 fine
Most certainly if the kid had died and also with the minimum prison sentence for manslaughter.
[quote][p][bold]acid drop[/bold] wrote: Should have been a lifetime ban and £5000 fine[/p][/quote]Most certainly if the kid had died and also with the minimum prison sentence for manslaughter. Ginger_cyclist

1:28pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Torchie1 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
acid drop wrote:
Should have been a lifetime ban and £5000 fine
Most certainly if the kid had died and also with the minimum prison sentence for manslaughter.
If you feel so strongly about it then volunteer to become a Magistrate instead of whining about it on-line.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]acid drop[/bold] wrote: Should have been a lifetime ban and £5000 fine[/p][/quote]Most certainly if the kid had died and also with the minimum prison sentence for manslaughter.[/p][/quote]If you feel so strongly about it then volunteer to become a Magistrate instead of whining about it on-line. Torchie1

5:26pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
acid drop wrote:
Should have been a lifetime ban and £5000 fine
Most certainly if the kid had died and also with the minimum prison sentence for manslaughter.
If you feel so strongly about it then volunteer to become a Magistrate instead of whining about it on-line.
If motorists feel so strongly about cyclist being legally made to ride in the gutter, why don't they get off their fat arses and take it to parliament?
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]acid drop[/bold] wrote: Should have been a lifetime ban and £5000 fine[/p][/quote]Most certainly if the kid had died and also with the minimum prison sentence for manslaughter.[/p][/quote]If you feel so strongly about it then volunteer to become a Magistrate instead of whining about it on-line.[/p][/quote]If motorists feel so strongly about cyclist being legally made to ride in the gutter, why don't they get off their fat arses and take it to parliament? Ginger_cyclist

5:59pm Sat 12 Jan 13

downfader says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
acid drop wrote:
Should have been a lifetime ban and £5000 fine
Most certainly if the kid had died and also with the minimum prison sentence for manslaughter.
If you feel so strongly about it then volunteer to become a Magistrate instead of whining about it on-line.
Magistrates have little power to change the situation. Many are simply following the rote which they are given.

It needs judicial change, British Cycling, the AA and CTC have all been campaigning for an enquiry into sentencing as they all believe that poor sentencing is having a massive impact on our roads and lives. I think even MAG (one of the main motorcycle groups) have said as much - worth joining for any motorcyclists out there.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]acid drop[/bold] wrote: Should have been a lifetime ban and £5000 fine[/p][/quote]Most certainly if the kid had died and also with the minimum prison sentence for manslaughter.[/p][/quote]If you feel so strongly about it then volunteer to become a Magistrate instead of whining about it on-line.[/p][/quote]Magistrates have little power to change the situation. Many are simply following the rote which they are given. It needs judicial change, British Cycling, the AA and CTC have all been campaigning for an enquiry into sentencing as they all believe that poor sentencing is having a massive impact on our roads and lives. I think even MAG (one of the main motorcycle groups) have said as much - worth joining for any motorcyclists out there. downfader

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