Oh. My. God. Because the only charge against you if you hit a bicylist and KILL HIM because you are DOWNLOADING RING TONES WHILE DRIVING will result in a $1000 fine and driver’s school??!?! Seriously, isn’t there at least some kind of unintentional murder or killing type of rule? I have to admit, I’m amazed that the only thing was improper use of a lane. A cylist IN A BIKE LANE dies. Not from being clipped, but from being hit BY THE DRIVERS SIDE OF THE CAR since the girl was so far off the road.
As for the girl, PLEASE WAKE UP! You are 19 and this is your 4th driving offense! (1 red light running and 2 speeding tickets, one about 5 weeks before she hit the guy).
(I found this through a cycling community blog, and am definitely shocked at the penalties. I guess it’s not that uncommon for that type of punishment with the death of just a cyclist. After all, we all know it’s really always the cyclist’s fault. At least runners seem to be a bit more protected legally…)