Archive for the 'road traffic offences' Category

Most police forces adopt new speeding guidelines – BBC News

“Most police forces in England and Wales have adopted new speeding guidelines that allow motorists to do up to 86mph and avoid points on their licence.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Death by dangerous cycling law gets government support – The Guardian

“The government is looking at introducing a new offence of causing death by dangerous cycling following concerns that there is no suitable legislation to deal with riders who are involved in incidents such as hitting pedestrians on pavements.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Foreign drivers ‘will escape punishment for UK offences’ – Daily Telegraph

“Foreign drivers will be able to drink and drive, break the speed limit, jump red lights and escape without punishment because the Government has not signed up to an EU crackdown, it was claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man jailed over M40 wheel grab coach crash – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for a year for causing a crash which left a coach on its side on an embankment on the M40 in Buckinghamshire.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Killer mobility scooter driver escapes prosecution – Daily Telegraph

“The driver of a mobility scooter who killed a 90-year old pedestrian escaped prosecution because no law existed to enable police to take action, an inquest heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Speeding policeman Sgt Craig Jones loses appeal – BBC News

“A North Wales Police officer has failed to overturn a conviction for driving at almost 100mph in a 50mph zone.”

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BBC News, 27th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Segway motor scooter rider loses legal challenge – BBC News

“A man has become the first person in the UK to be successfully prosecuted for riding a Segway scooter on a pavement.”

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BBC News, 18th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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