Cycle tweet motorist convicted

Motorist Emma Way, who tweeted about "bloody cyclists" after a collision, has been convicted of two driving offences including failing to stop and failing to report an accident, but cleared of driving without due care and attention.

Anti-cyclist tweeter subject of 'malicious threats'

A young woman who boasted on Twitter about clipping a cyclist while driving her car has told Daybreak that she has since been the subject of "malicious threats".

Emma Way, 22, lost her job after tweeting: "Definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier. I have right of way - he doesn't even pay road tax! #bloodycyclists"

Ms Way was acquitted of driving without due care and attention and has apologised for her "spur of the moment" and "stupid" tweet.

Cycle tweet motorist 'did not think he was injured'

The driver convicted of driving offences after she tweeted about "bloody cyclists" following a collision said she "did not think" the cyclist was injured.

Emma Way told Norwich Magistrates' Court she had lived near the road where the collision took place for 20 years and had cycled along it as a child.

Emma Way was convicted of two driving offences at Norwich Magistrates' Court.
Emma Way was convicted of two driving offences at Norwich Magistrates' Court. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Claiming the incident was cyclist Toby Hockley's fault, Way said she had been driving at 15mph and her road positioning was as far to the nearside as possible.

"Afterwards I looked in my mirror," she continued. "I did not think he was injured - if I did I would definitely have stopped."

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Motorist who tweeted about cyclist collision fined £337

Motorist Emma Way was fined £337 and ordered to pay £300 costs after being convicted of failing to stop and failing to report an accident.

Way collided with cyclist Toby Hockley in Norfolk in May and later tweeted about the incident.

Magistrate Martin Cliffe also ordered that seven penalty points be added to her licence.

Way told the court that she had lost her job with Norwich-based accountancy firm Larking Gowen as a result of the tweet.

She said: "The tweet was spur of the moment. It was ridiculous and stupid and I apologise to all cyclists. It is the biggest regret of my life so far."

Police 'only heard of collision after motorist's tweet'

A motorist who tweeted about "bloody cyclists" after a collision described the post as "my biggest regret" as she was convicted of driving offences.

Former trainee accountant Emma Way, 22, from Watton, Norfolk, was found guilty at Norwich Magistrates' Court today of failing to stop after a collision and failing to report an accident.She was cleared of driving without due care and attention.

Cyclist Toby Hockley suffered bruising and minor damage to his bike in the incident. Credit: ITV Anglia

Magistrates heard police only became aware of the collision on May 19 because Miss Way tweeted "definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier. I have right of way - he doesn't even pay road tax!" using the hashtag #bloodycyclists afterwards.

Cyclist Toby Hockley suffered bruising and minor damage to his bike in the incident near the village of Rockland All Saints, Norfolk.