BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

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Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Postby Cunobelin » 12 Feb 2019, 9:09pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Well it would be if we could be sure that the survey method was reliable, yes. Then as you rightly say, we'd have to turn our attention to the way in which it had been used.

As I indicated in a reply to ano above, we must be careful to apply the same scrutiny to everything we forward to support or challenge something.



Nope..... The thing to do is treat others like adults.

Rather than perform. critical review of the research methodology of any article before posting... post it and assume that most others on here can form an opinion of their own.

Our view differs then. I don't post things without looking critically at whether they actually support a point I'm making.


Which goes back to the start, I did and it does...... please discuss your problems with the authors

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Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Postby thelawnet » 12 Feb 2019, 10:00pm

thirdcrank wrote:Driver uses vehicle as a weapon AND receives non-custodial sentence. Neither has received much attention here. The use of custody is a wider debate so I'll concentrate on the assault. We could make it "Driver uses vehicle as a weapon in assault on cyclist" to acknowledge that this is a cycling forum. Is there an obvious subject for a campaign? I'd have said so, but I defer to the majority view that there's more to be gained from a session of stereotyping BMW drivers, whose impact on the world beyond this forum will be zilch.


Not sure I follow your reasoning. The topic title is just the headline from the newspaper.

For some reason some people chose to take exception to the adjective 'BMW', as if it were somehow exciting prejudice against a marginalized group within society.

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Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Postby thirdcrank » 12 Feb 2019, 10:13pm

FWIW, the headline in the link as it now appears is

BMW driver runs down cyclist in road rage horror

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Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Postby londoncommuter0000 » 13 Feb 2019, 8:26am

brynpoeth wrote:
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Oldjohnw wrote:The problem with this thread was, in my view, the original newspaper report. Describing the case as "BMW driver" was unnecessary, unhelpful and prejudicial.


The (excessive, puerile and wholly unnecessary) censorship on this forum makes it impossible for me to tell you what I think BMW drivers are.

Suffice to say that I don't believe that the headline was in error.

The censorship is a chance to use creative language, try that please


Swearing does not indicate a 'lack of creative language' or an 'inability' to use create language. Try to remember that, please.
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Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Postby londoncommuter0000 » 13 Feb 2019, 8:28am

brynpoeth wrote:What is your dream car? (question to anyone who cares to answer :wink:)


If I had a dream car (which I don't), it would be of course something that does not pollute and - equally important, IMHO - makes no noise. The internal combustion engine has destroyed the countryside not only with its pollution, but with the noise it makes as it rips the peace and quiet apart.
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Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Postby Vorpal » 13 Feb 2019, 8:30am

My dream car (possibly needs a new thread) https://www.podbike.com/
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Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Feb 2019, 4:40pm

londoncommuter0000 wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
londoncommuter0000 wrote:
The (excessive, puerile and wholly unnecessary) censorship on this forum makes it impossible for me to tell you what I think BMW drivers are.

Suffice to say that I don't believe that the headline was in error.

The censorship is a chance to use creative language, try that please


Swearing does not indicate a 'lack of creative language' or an 'inability' to use create language. Try to remember that, please.

I think swearing is unnecessary, anyone may read these fora including small children, the mods pointed that out
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