NEWS: Cyclist’s death renews calls for stricter penalties for drivers

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If you’re not disgusted by the non-consequences of killing someone with a car, then you’re failing at being human.

The crash that killed Gary Sim cut his life short and robbed his family of a loved one. By law, the most it will cost the driver who hit him is a few hundred dollars.

The disparity between the severity of the crash and the relatively minor fine has Sim’s family and safety advocates renewing calls for stricter penalties for drivers who kill or injure other road users.

“This guy can basically go on with his life as normal as if nothing really happened, but we’ve lost our father, and grandfather, and husband,” said Heather Sim, Gary’s daughter. She said the close-knit family has been “devastated” by the loss.

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