Tour de France Tour De France 2021, stage 1 (Brest-Landerneau, 197.8 km)

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Actually, it would have been a better example if visitors came to my home to visit the snakes and one of them got bitten. So we kill the snake. But the visitors continue to come.
Speeding is a bad example because the pigs don't wait until someone causes an accident to ticket. But, in the case of races, nothing is done when spectators enter into the road or encroach on the riders. It's encouraged.
Not really.
 
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Sue the woman? Fine. Yet the law and state justice aren't about faida-style vengence, but indeed justice. By contrast, practically calling for her head, as some have been doing, is a perverse and demented summons for cruelty and a gross violation of the principle upon which a modern dispensing of justice at court is based, namely an unbiased and reasoned application of the law. One which, furthermore, doesn't seek to inflict undue punishment with the sole aim of causing severe pain, suffering and hardship, the antithesis of moden legal practice that only pertains to a more barbarous and cruel era best relegated to the past.

She was an idiot, true, but doesn't deserve to have her and her family's entire lives ruined over this, a bicycle race, however important, anymore than she merits undergoing a public lynching or being tarred and feathered.

Better for her and society would be a moderate pecuniary fine, coupled with x amount of hours of social work and, perhaps, for the cycling industry, having to assume the thankless task (unpaid of course) of spokeswoman for proper roadside fan conduct.
 
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Better for her and society would be a moderate pecuniary fine, coupled with x amount of hours of social work and, perhaps, for the cycling industry, having to assume the thankless task (unpaid of course) of spokeswoman for proper roadside fan conduct.
I don't know how the spectators are informed prior to the race. I would assume that they don't get any information. So they can only be punished for doing things that are conflicting with traffic rules and standard law. Does the woman do anything wrong in that respect? I'm not sure. If the riders had been ordinary cyclists or drivers, they would have been expected to see what was ahead of them. And since the woman didn't move out right in front of the riders, but rather seems to be standing there for several seconds, I don't see how her behaviour can be seen as more than just unwise.
 
So would that change, if these people knew, that standing in the road to promote themselves on TV, while endangering the riders, would result in a lawsuit or criminal charges?
It's a possibility! But I think the organizers would then need to provide quite extensive information on location and in other ways to ensure that the spectators know about special guidelines concerning the race. As it is know, you can't punish spectators for doing things that they could legally be doing in ordinary traffic (where standing inside the edge of the road and even standing with a sign is allowed).
 

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