A video emerged online showing a car driving dangerously against the flow of traffic, and driving towards a group of cyclists.
The driver was seen in the video driving towards the cyclists who were getting ready to make a right turn, and one of the cyclists came dangerously close to being run over as he scurried out of the way, but not before throwing a punch at the car’s rear in retaliation.
Drivers who drive in a manner that is dangerous to the public is guilty of an offence under section 64(1) of the Road Traffic Act (RTA).
Persons found guilty face a jail term of up to 1 year and/or a $5,000 fine.
If the driver causes hurt, he faces a jail term of up to 2 years and a fine of $10,000.
If the driver caused grievous hurt, he faces a jail term of between 1 to 5 years and disqualified from driving for at least 8 years.
If the driver’s actions caused death, he faces a jail term of up to 2 to 8 years and disqualified from driving for at least 10 years.