A driver who told a jury how he could not see a cyclist due to being blinded by the sun has been let off even the most lenient of charges of causing death by driving without due care and attention.
The legal system is the cyclist’s final protection against the moral hazard of driving. Without consequences for bad driving then motorists might as well risk the lives of vulnerable road users. 99.9% of the time they will get where they want to be faster. 0.1% of the time they might have an accident and be late, but if there are no other consequences then it is worth risking other people’s lives, there’s nothing to lose.