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Police deliver perfect mic drop reply to cyclist-bashing comment; Comedy gold Olympic mugshots + more on the live blog

Police deliver perfect mic drop reply to cyclist-bashing comment; Comedy gold Olympic mugshots + more on the live blog

Kyle Walsh – via Northumbria Police Northumbria Police is rightly quite pleased with its efforts to jail dangerous driver Kyle Walsh who was caught thanks…

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Kyle Walsh – via Northumbria Police Northumbria Police is rightly quite pleased with its efforts to jail dangerous driver Kyle Walsh who was caught thanks to a cyclist’s camera and sentenced to six months . Sharing the news on Facebook, the force warned motorists they "will take action" if they are seen driving recklessly or endangering other road users in cyclists’ footage.

As per, this was prime territory for anti-cyclist bingo and whataboutery wailing…Thankfully Northumbria Police was prepared…

David Chow must have been confident he’d served an ace: "Can drivers submit footage to prosecute cyclist’s [sic] that think they own the roads. Oh we can’t because, they have no reg to identify them." A weak start there, David. Just the old ‘cyclists break the rules and need reg plates’…Not even a ‘road tax’ rambling…Disappointing.

You might want to sit down for Northumbria Police’s reply…"Hi David, can you tell us how many drivers were killed in a collision with a cyclist in the last five years? We’ll answer for you, it was zero. Irresponsible cycling puts the cyclist at risk, not the driver. It doesn’t make it okay, but we focus on our resource in the areas that are most likely to cause serious injury or death. It’s the person behind the wheel, not the one behind the handle bars, that can cause the greater harm."

Game. Set. Match? No, David’s having another go…

David replied: "I don’t have the answer but I can say not all drivers are dangerous.
Seems nowadays we all get […]

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