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Old 01-30-12, 09:31 PM
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Helmet camera secures conviction of motorist

"Today at West London Magistrates Court, Scott Lomas was convicted of using threatening or abusive words and behaviour contrary to the Public Order Act 1986. He was sentenced to a fine of 250, a victim surcharge of 15 and prosecution costs of 300 (a total of 565).

The circumstances that gave rise to the conviction took place on the A315 near Hounslow in West Londonon 4th November 2010. Lomas had hooted at, and then shouted abuse at, a cyclist, Martin Porter, when he was unable to pass at a restriction in the carriageway width caused by a central traffic island. The cyclist and motorist had passed and repassed each other several times with Lomas shouting abuse that culminated in a threat to kill Mr Porter."

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http://rdrf.org.uk/2012/01/a-victory/
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Old 01-31-12, 12:17 AM
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Same cyclist that so many here in BFs have been so negative towards. At least he got a conviction against a JAM. More than most (maybe all) of his detractors have done.
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What is a victim surcharge?
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In Ontario since 1995 (I gather it is likely the same deal in England and Wales), the Victim Surcharge is a fee attached to fines to contribute to programs that assist victims of crime and helps pay for witness protection and the like.
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