Friday, August 02, 2019

This 17 year old moron who denied this was dangerous driving? Only got 1 year suspended license... wtf? (thanks Steve!)

Ryan Lamb, 18, was heading to Sundown Festival, near Norwich, last September when he crashed on the "Stag" roundabout on the A11 at Attleborough, Norfolk.

Lamb, who was 17 at the time, denied driving a motor vehicle dangerously, but was found guilty at Norwich Magistrates' Court.

The defendant, of Willow Park, Beck Row, Suffolk, was disqualified from driving for 12 months, ordered to retake his test and pay £310, plus an £85 victim surcharge.

Three people were hurt in the crash but none


  1. Hmmm... In my country the driver of the camera car would also facing serious penalties for not stopping and helping for those are injured at the accident.

  2. in the USA there are too many lawyers, and where we used to have immunity from being sued for "good samaritan" efforts, the lawyers got that law revoked.
    So, if you attempt to help, by giving CPR for example, and you are not successful (only about 15% of CPR is efeective) then you open yourself up to being sued for hurting, not helping, not being medically educated enough to be effective, further hurting the afflicted, etc etc. Now? Why put yourself and your family in court and at risk of losing all you've ever accumulated and saved, by risking lawyer happy morons that are looking to get rich quick?

  3. Pfff... "Nice". By our law stopping, calling the local equivalent of 911 is mandatory, some CPR skills, putting the injured to recovery postions, even to recognize when it is better not touch them is part of the training for getting your licence - you even must keep a standardized first aid kit in your car. However many people would affraid to touch the wounded, if you stopped, made what you capable of, you're OK. Maybe this is the reason why such a lawsuit would not make it to a court here. Luckily we don't have ambulance chasers. (Yet?)