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So you thought Edwardo was a diver?

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Just wait until the motorists start to complain.

I never thought it would get this bad, although perhaps I should have, NuLabour’s war against the motorist has just been ratcheted up another notch. The car  and van drivers become yet another group presumed to be guilty before even having a chance to be proved innocent, in fact it seems that NuLabour want to decide in advance that we are all guilty before we even sink into the drivers seat and turn on the ignition. They want everyone to be clear that if a cyclist or pedestrian is involved in an accident with a car or motor vehicle then the driver of the said vehicle will be automatically liable in any civil case! Streuth, just how far do they want to go? It’s bad enough being labelled a pervert for driving the under 7s football team around but now they have found another avenue of justice which they have decided needs closing off.

Do these people in government have no concept at all of natural justice? Can they not accept that in some “accidents” there are actually two points of view, two participants, two sets of reactions, and that sometimes cyclists and pedestrians by their own negligence can actually be the causal factor in the “accident”? Don’t get me wrong, I can argue this from both sides of the fence having cycled miles and miles around South Tyneside with it’s green lanes painted all over the place, and I have to admit that there are some stretches of road where it is safer to cycle on the pavement (think King George Road in South Shields and the stretch from Cleadon Village to the White Ensign, where there isn’t even enough pavement to keep you safe). But if Labour gets it’s way and makes every motorist guilty without the due process of natural and fair justice, then mark my words some cyclist is going to launch his mountain bike at an almost stationary vehicle and dive onto the bonnet a la Edwardo.

Particularly as the pound signs start rolling over the eyeballs after the first few cases!

When will they relent in their bloody war against motorists, who are now used as cash revenue machines by government departments with pernicious tax rates, fuel duty escalators, money making cameras, resident parking permits, and even cowboy clampers.

Via Iain Dale.

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Written by curly

September 21, 2009 at 9:45 am

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  1. Calm down dear boy. There’s nothing in the article to suggest that Labour came up with the plan – it’s a proposal from cycling groups.


    September 21, 2009 at 5:55 pm

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