The light sentencing of a 'road rage' driver is sadly all too familiar to cyclists | Laura Laker

The Harper case is yet another example of the legal system failing vulnerable roads users and demonising cyclists

A man was sentenced to 27 months in jail, ordered to pay £5,000 in damages, and banned from driving for three years for deliberately driving into and injuring another man, who was cycling, before threatening to repeat the attack.

Clifford Harper hit Peter Corfe with his BMW in central London earlier this year, after the two traded insults in slow moving traffic. Witnesses then saw Harper get out of his car and tell Corfe: “I’ll do it again.”

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