Let's put on our lefty, risk-averse, 'think of the chiiildren' hat for a moment.
Taking into account the fact that Harriet Harman sufficiently lost control to enable smashing into a stationary car, while illegally talking on her mobile, one could say that her driving could be classed as reckless.
Now, if a kid had stepped out at the very moment that Harman lost control, she could easily have killed or seriously injured said child. Yes? Therefore, she should be jailed.
Very contrived, don't you think?
Perhaps. But let's hope for Harman's sake that she doesn't come up in front of a beak like this one in March.
Motorcyclist Robert Bennett who was caught speeding at 122mph [for 10 seconds] with his 14-year-old son riding pillion has been jailed for six months. (emphasis mine)
Sentencing him at Exeter Crown Court, Judge Phillip Wassall told him: "If you had burst a tyre or [if] someone coming the other way had pulled out you would have lost control of the bike.
"Had you lost control, the motorcycle would have become a missile and it is certain there would have been a serious accident or highly probably the death of at least one other road user."
Just saying, is all.