Truck firm involved in another road death.

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by Simon Mason, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Simon Mason

    Simon Mason Guest

    The same firm involved in the recent case where Catriona Patel was killed by
    a lorry driver who was on the phone and over the DD limit has been involved
    in another road death. It will be interesting to see what sort of state
    *this* driver was in and the firm's response to employing such people, if
    indeed this new driver has previous bad driving history like Dennis Putz
    had.

    http://road.cc/content/news/28357-f...ys-its-very-sorry-after-second-fatal-accident
     
    Simon Mason, Dec 10, 2010
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    Matt B Guest

    Simon, did you paste the correct link - there was no apparent cycling
    content in it?
     
    Matt B, Dec 12, 2010
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  3. Simon Mason

    Simon Mason Guest

    The link is correct - why do you think it was on road.cc in the first
    place?

    The point I was making is that the same firm which was involved in the
    death of a cyclist by a driver who had an appalling driving history
    has been involved in another road fatality. In the cycling death case,
    it has been inferred elsewhere that the cyclist was partly culpable
    for her own death despite this firm employing a driver with such a
    poor driving record, thus putting vulnerable road users at risk.

    This new road death is of interest to cyclists as it puts into
    question this firm's policy of driver employment, if this driver had
    such a poor record as Dennis Putz did, or if he was over the limit as
    Putz was. It would prompt calls for more stringent tests and vetting
    procedures before such drivers are let out on the road in charge of
    HGVs.
     
    Simon Mason, Dec 12, 2010
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    D.M. Procida Guest

    It was quite clearly about cycling, and there is no good reason to
    challenge people like that.

    If there ever was a case for going after employers and companies for
    their responsibility for their drivers' actions, here's one.

    Daniele
     
    D.M. Procida, Dec 12, 2010
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  5. Simon Mason

    Simon Mason Guest

    Indeed and you can also see the comments under the piece from others
    who have encounted this same firm out on the road and noted their
    somewhat slapdash approach to safety. Also, the road.cc team has
    engaged the firm into the debate by informing them of the existence of
    the page and inviting their replies.
     
    Simon Mason, Dec 12, 2010
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