A motorist who was texting on her mobile phone when she hit and killed a cyclist has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.
Good. It is absolutely disgraceful that the dozy cow caused the death of a poor young man simply because she was too busy texting her friend asking her what she’d be wearing that night. Cyclists have enough to put up with, without drivers now have the distraction of using their mobiles phones as well.
As any cyclist will tell you it is a pretty dangerous game riding a bike to work. You’re pretty much invisible to most drivers when you’re on a bike, more so if they aren’t even paying attention to what is going on in front of them. I have been knocked off my bike countless times by drivers who weren’t paying attention and I have also had a few near misses that could have cost me dearly. The unfortunate Jordan Wickington was probably running the usual gauntlet of careless drivers, same as everyday, when Kiera Coultas’ car ploughed into him.
It annoys me to see drivers, despite the recent change in the law, still using their mobile phones whilst driving. But texting is just taking the piss.