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Originally Posted by selwonk
it is the law to make the car driver responsible if you run one of the buggers over. What's all that about then?
If it's the cyclist's fault (or a pedestrian's for that matter - the laws is the same) then he/she has no insurance. The government gets to pay for the emegency services and any hospital treatment required.

If it's the motorists fault, then his/her insurance covers all of the costs incurred.

So making it the motorist's fault regardless of who is actually to blame saves the government a pretty penny at the expense of making our insurance premiums shoot through the roof once again. It's yet another example of stealth taxation against the motorist.
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