meic wrote:Or they may be blaming the law and saying he was unfairly treated, after all he didnt hit anybody, people normally drive like that he was just unlucky to be caught.
Just as they say if a driver is caught speeding, jumping a red or using a mobile.
A bit different I think. With speeding there will probably be no identifiable aggrieved person who was nearly harmed. But if you are accused and accept a penalty for badly overtaking a cyclist you have clearly put someone at risk, just as you would if you ignored someone crossing a zebra crossing. And professional drivers I have known do like to think (even if wrongly) that they don't put people at risk. To be flagged up as doing otherwise would bother them.
That is not to say that the penalty imposed was adequate. I'd have wanted points on the licence, which does matter because it threatens livelihood. Prospective employers for drivers look at that.