Archive for the 'road traffic offences' Category



Drug-driving detector is a step closer, say ministers – BBC News

“Police forces in Great Britain are a step closer to having a new device to test drivers for drugs.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Devon driving instructor jailed for sat-nav speed fraud – BBC News

“A driving instructor who falsified sat-nav data to evade a speeding charge has been jailed for four months.”

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BBC News, 13th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Williams (Jason John) – WLR Daily

Regina v Williams (Jason John) [2010] EWCA Crim 2552; [2010] WLR (D) 274

“As a matter of statutory construction, fault or other blameworthy conduct on the part of the defendant was not required to establish that he was guilty of an offence under s 3ZB of the Road Traffic Act 1988 of causing the death of another person by driving while unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured; and it was sufficient that the driving was a cause of the death, provided that it was a more than negligible or de minimis cause.”

WLR Daily, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Speed camera jammer banned – Daily Telegraph

“A Porsche driver caught using a laser jammer to disable police speed guns has been banned in a landmark court ruling.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Driver jailed after Oxfordshire man dies in crash – BBC News

“A man who caused a crash that killed an Oxfordshire man, then drove from the scene and later lied to police, has begun a five-year jail term.”

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BBC News, 17th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

George Michael jailed for eight weeks – The Guardian

“George Michael was today sentenced to eight weeks in prison for a drug-driving offence.”

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The Guardian, 14th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Thousands fined for flouting Gloucester bus lane rules – BBC News

“Penalty tickets have been issued to 5,700 drivers caught illegally using a bus lane in Gloucester.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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