Scott_C wrote:uart wrote:Are they opening themselves up to a potential jail sentence should a pedestrian step out in front of them after crossing? Do you think that they should be liable to a jail sentence for this?
As it appears to be a shared path then regardless of what you do before hand you are facing a potential jail sentence.
Yes it's a shared path and I know to watch out for pedestrians there. The point that making was that me crossing without pressing the button their should make no difference to the seriousness of the incident if I did subsequently hit a ped after crossing.
Put the boot on the other foot if you like. Say that a jogger had just crossed there without pressing the button and then 5 to 10 metres after crossing collided with me (before I reached the lights). Does the fact that he crossed without pressing the button make it all his fault?
I think that the way that the cyclist crossed the road here is largely irrelevant.