Incorrect signage means driver speeding before killing cyclist in head-on collision cannot be prosecuted

Lack of 30mph repeater signs means no prosecution for driver, inquest hears

Newmarket Road, Norwich with parked cars (left) and a contraflow cycle lane (right)

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A motorist who killed a cyclist in a head-on collision after being caught driving over the speed limit moments before cannot be prosecuted for speeding due to incorrect signage, an inquest has heard.

The Eastern Daily Press reports that Craig Hawkes refused to comment on evidence that he had been driving at around 45mph in the 30mph speed limit on Newmarket Road, Norwich shortly before colliding head-on with cyclist Cyril Harrison, who suffered serious spinal and chest injuries and died three months later in hospital.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.