It has been mentioned that [in UK] groups of riders and particularly the lead rider can get the equivalent fine of a following rider due to the rubber band effect in action. Naturally, it seems, the extension of this is in the case of a death of a rider. http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/group-riding-death-bikers-cleared/19654.html Thank God for common sense. More judges like him are needed - judges who actually have a brain. Unfortunately this law seems to still apply and needs to be examined on a case by case basis.