Road rage cyclist victim awarded compensation

A compensation award has been given to a cyclist who was assaulted in a road rage incident.

John Nicholls, 29, admitted attacking Simon Page on May 15th, punching him twice in the face.

As a result, he was ordered to pay £100 of compensation to the cyclist, as well as a £400 fine, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Craig Harris, defending, said: "He is understandably remorseful and ashamed by his actions. He was severely embarrassed when the footage was posted on to YouTube."

The video, which was filmed via the helmed camera of a fellow cyclist, has since been viewed over 180,000 times on the website.

District judge Roger Ede, sentencing Mr Nicholls, pointed out drivers need to respect cyclists when they get behind the wheel of their vehicle.

According to the Safer Motoring website, road rage has developed due to the growing reliance people have on cars in their daily lives.

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26/07/2011 16:09