Good! The guy got what he deserved, now I hope he actually serves at least a couple years of his sentence. The guy’s only sorry about the cyclist being injured because he got caught and punished. When he gets out, I don’t see him being the guy that waves at bikes.
I wish that we had your justice system over here in the UK, here you can kill a cyclist try to hide the evidence and only get two years and with the british justice system he will probably only serve a max of 18 months
I have seen a number of articles on this and I hope this is also a reminder to us cycleists. Apparently the 2 who were attacked, were going downhill close to the centre line of the road. and when the doctor yelled at them to probably get off the road, they yelled back. I have no idea how much of this is fact, but I can see that there was more to this story.
Cars are big, we are little, and there are crazy people who need very little to set them off. We need to excercise common sence and not do things to aggrivate drivers like blocking the road or slowing traffic.
I hope that this Doctor spends his time in jail, and I think revoking his drivers licence and make him have to walk or ride a bike to get places would be an ironic punishment. Just my $.02.
These incidents are really scary. This weekend, I was biking near the curb on a fairly empty road, when, unprevoked, a car behind me honked and passed dangerously close to me. I didn’t react, and nothing else happened, but it made me scared initially and then angry. Unfortunately, fear is causing me to cycle more and more on the computrainer.