The life of a motorcycle rider doesn't seem to be worth much, at least if the legal system is to be believed here in France.
A 69 year old car driver pulled out off, without looking, a parking area and cut off a Triumph motorcycle rider (Cyril was his name) who subsequently crashed into the car. Cyril died a few moments afterwards.
The car driver just got his day in court. Despite the fact that the Gendarme Police stated that the car driver was 100% at fault, the defense dug up some surprise witness who was driving his car on the same road earlier on, who stated that he was taken over by the same biker at about 100 kph, on a 70 kph road.
The judge decided that the motorcyclist was therefore probably speeding, even if the police report said he was not, and blamed 30% of the accident on the motorcycle. With that, the car driver got a fine of €100.
No jail, no license withheld, no million Euro fine,... nothing, just a €100 fine. That's all the life of a biker is worth. The judge should be ashamed of himself. That from the country that came up with the Napoleonic law used in many countries around the world.
The biker's family is going for an appeal, and have a Facebook page and petition going to do something about this injustice.