Downsizing Motorist Punishments in the Legal System – car centric juries


I had a chat this evening with J, who trained as a lawyer as Oxford (in criminal law) a few years back (though he does something else now) and he said that some motoring laws have been changed as ‘juries, often motorists’ failed to convict so, this, he says, things were made more lenient as ‘it was pointless’ as a tougher sentence ie manslaughter would stop them from convicting because ‘juries think, well, I am a motorist, and that could happen to me’. So, sometimes, it’s the car-centric juries, not helping matters much.

However, why other countries tougher? J said it was because ‘motorists hate cyclists’!

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