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by jochta
1 Nov 2016, 4:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 405
Views: 199127

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

Widely reported nationwide this horrific incident occurred on the A34 very local to me.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37823457 Got 10 years for each count of causing death by dangerous driving to run concurrently. So kill one person you get 10 years, kill four people you still effectively ...
by jochta
10 Jun 2016, 10:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 405
Views: 199127

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36482414 How does a gust of wind cause a van to hit a cyclist from behind? Even if that were true he couldn't have been taking into account the conditions whilst driving. Convicted of causing death by careless driving and gets six months suspended sentence and a ...
by jochta
6 Jun 2016, 10:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 405
Views: 199127

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

There's more on the above case here.... http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14533279.VIDEO__Killer_driver_s_apology_is__too_little_too_late__say_grieving_family___listen_to_her_999_call/ I'd forgotten all about her creating a petition on change.org after her crimes with the following text... "I th...
by jochta
5 Jun 2016, 9:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 405
Views: 199127

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-36435543 35 months for causing death by dangerous driving. She left her victim by the side of the road to die and then lied to police that her car had been stolen. Oh and she was drunk. Let me repeat that for you. Thirty five months. She got 14 months...
by jochta
12 May 2016, 4:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 769
Views: 112683

Re: New Route Planner

It's not working for me. The map zoom is unusable; either showing the whole of the British Isles or zooming in very close on random places. No user controllability. Windows 8.1, Opera. Similar experience for me. Firefox forty-something (latest) on debian 8. The 12 page table-of-contents for instruc...
by jochta
10 May 2016, 10:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 405
Views: 199127

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle...

Not just for killing cyclists, found guilty of causing death by careless driving after pulling out into a motorcyclist, a charge he denied. Four months and no ban mentioned. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14483277.Family_man_jailed_for_motorcyclist_death/?ref=mr&lp=4 Just a terrible mistake so...
by jochta
11 Apr 2016, 1:37pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 135
Views: 64700

Re: Name Change

However, my impression is that MGs don't actually provide the sort of rides that beginners would be interested in (or would risk putting them off if they did go on one). Certainly for the MG I used to go to, their rides would have been unsuited to somebody starting cycling (though I never went on o...
by jochta
7 Apr 2016, 4:51pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 135
Views: 64700

Re: Name Change

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Someone needs to edit the alt and title attributes :)
by jochta
5 Apr 2016, 9:32pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Another name change?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Another name change?

The UK will continue to exist but Cycling UK will no longer represent Scottish cyclists. Just like they no longer represent cyclists from the Isle of Man, not that any decent cyclists have ever come from there :roll:
by jochta
8 Mar 2016, 10:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 405
Views: 199127

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle...

Four years for being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving, a charge he pleaded not guilty too. Lots of the Facebook comments on this post by Thames Valley Police are more sympathetic to the driver than the victim with "momentary lapse of concentration", "tragic accident&...
by jochta
17 Feb 2016, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Most Annoying and Potentially Dangerous Motoring Manoeuvre.
Replies: 50
Views: 4173

Re: Most Annoying and Potentially Dangerous Motoring Manoeuv

Pinchpoints and chicanes where priority is for the cyclist but oncoming motorists ignore the "Give way to oncoming vehicles" sign and drive straight at you. Almost as annoying are pinchpoints with humps in them as some motorists have to overtake just before these and then slam on the ancho...
by jochta
4 Feb 2016, 4:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 405
Views: 199127

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle...

WTA*?

http://road.cc/content/news/177771-no-j ... in-cyclist

No jail for driver who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving because he's too old? Judge says he would have only got a few weeks anyway.
by jochta
3 Feb 2016, 2:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham
Replies: 238
Views: 14550

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

...... If there was no priors (which the cyclist says) then this incident is incompetence rather than malicious IMO, probably texting or fiddling with something. It seems odd that they forgot the cyclist was there unless their otherwise engaged brain had assumed he had taken the first exit at the r...
by jochta
3 Feb 2016, 11:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham
Replies: 238
Views: 14550

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

If this were CSI they would have sone some amazing video enhancement process to see through the windscreen and know who exactly was driving. If there was no priors (which the cyclist says) then this incident is incompetence rather than malicious IMO, probably texting or fiddling with something. It s...
by jochta
13 Jan 2016, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging a cache battery from a hub dynamo
Replies: 19
Views: 2954

Re: Charging a cache battery from a hub dynamo

There are accounts on this forum of people using the E-Werk to charge decent size cache batteries. Assuming you set the E-Werk at it's highest output of 13,3 Volts, presumably this would always give a better charge to a cache battery than any of the competition (regular Werk, Revolution, Reactor, P...