Oh Yes You WILL Share The Road!
KUDOS!!!! To Southampton Crown Court for sending the message (pun intended) that drivers using their cell phones WILL be held responsible for recklessly if they cause an accident while driving under the influence of her cell phone's "texting" feature. Keira Coultas hit Jordan Wickington when he ran a red light on his cycle (BAD!!!!! BAD CYCLIST!!!!) and she was too distracted by texting her estranged husband to notice. He died of his injuries. She was sentenced to four years in prison for causing Wickington's death through her dangerous driving. Again, Wilkington should NOT have "jumped the red light," but Coultas should have been PRESENT WHILE DRIVING and should not have been texting ANYONE while her car was in motion - much less her estranged husband - someone who probably seriously pisses her off more than anyone in the world. The worst Wilkington deserved was a blast of the horn.
As biking season approaches, I really do hope Daley starts to actually enforces his ban on drivers using their cell phones in Chicago.