Archive for the 'road traffic' Category

Djanogly v Westminster City Council – WLR Daily

Djanogly v Westminster City Council [2011] EWCA Civ 432; [2011] WLR (D) 140

“When making a traffic management order a local authority was entitled to see the fair spreading of costs for suitable and adequate parking facilities between motorcyclists and car drivers as a legitimate consideration.”

WLR Daily, 19th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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

Injured North Yorkshire Police officer awarded £370,000 – BBC News

“A police sergeant who was forced to retire after he was seriously injured in a motorbike accident has been awarded £370,000 in compensation.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paralysed sixth-former awarded record £17.5m payout after car accident – Daily Telegraph

“A sixth-former, Chrissie Johnson, who was paralysed for life in a car accident has been awarded a record multi-million pound payout from the High Court.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Big brother’ traffic cameras must be regulated, orders home secretary – The Guardian

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has ordered that a national police camera network that logs more than 10m movements of motorists every day be placed under statutory regulation.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Low value personal injury claims in road traffic accidents – Ministry of Justice

“Policy report outlining a new claims process for road traffic accident personal injury claims valued between £1,000 and £10,000.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 6th October 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Fines for not wearing a seatbelt double – Daily Telegraph

“Fines for not wearing a seatbelt have been doubled to £60 after the Home Office admitted the previous penalty was not acting as a sufficient deterrent.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

London mayor Boris Johnson wants legal left turn for cyclists at red lights – The Guardian

“Cyclists in London will be able to legally run red traffic lights if plans by Boris Johnson, the capital’s mayor and a keen cyclist, get the go-ahead from the government.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Road accident victims ‘bullied into settling’ by insurers – The Times

“Motor accident victims are facing high pressure tactics from insurers to settle for less compensation than they are entitled to receive, a leading accident lawyer said this evening.”

Full story

The Times, 5th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Dog walker receives £2.7 million compensation after being hit by car – Daily Telegraph

“A businesswoman who suffered brain damage after being hit by a car on a zebra crossing has won £2.75 million in compensation.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Abnormal load death ‘accidental’ – BBC News

“An accidental death verdict has been recorded over the death of a nurse whose car collided with an abnormal load travelling with no police escort.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pressure group complains about five-year number plate retention – OUT-LAW.com

“Activists have complained to the UK’s privacy regulator about plans to keep information gleaned from number plate-reading cameras for five years. Privacy International has said that the keeping of data for that long is ‘unnecessary and disproportionate’.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 16th September 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Fears over privacy as police expand surveillance project – The Guardian

“The police are to expand a car surveillance operation that will allow them to record and store details of millions of daily journeys for up to five years, the Guardian has learned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Drink-drive death total drops 18% – BBC News

“The number of people killed by drinking and driving has fallen by almost a fifth, government statistics reveal.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (pdf)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Ministers speed up compensation for road accident victims – The Times

“People injured in road accidents will be able to claim damages more quickly under a fast-track claims process announced by ministers yesterday.”

Full story

The Times, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Cyclists get new right to turn ‘wrong’ in one-way street – The Times

“A traffic-dodging dash the wrong way up a one-way street may be the tempting risk for many a frustrated cyclist. But it will no longer be against the law under an experiment designed to encourage more people to switch from four wheels to two.”

Full story

The Times, 4th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Romantiek Transport BVBA and Others v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency – Times Law Reports

Romantiek Transport BVBA and Others v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

Court of Appeal

“A Belgian road haulier’s licence empowered a licensed haulier to engage in temporary road haulage in the United Kingdom but any full-time operation in the UK was illegal without a current licence granted by the UK licensing authority.”

The Times, 3rd June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Romantiek Transport BVBA & others v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency – WLR Daily

Romantiek Transport BVBA & others v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency [2008] EWCA Civ 534; [2008] WLR (D) 156

“A Community authorisation granted by a member state within Council Regulation (EEC) No 3118/93, which entitled a road haulage carrier to operate on a temporary basis national road haulage services in another member state (‘cabotage’), did not have the effect of enabling such a carrier to operate permanently in the UK without a current UK licence pursuant to s 2 of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995.”

WLR Daily, 19th May 2008

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.

Police condemn ‘bad drivers’ site – BBC News

“A website which publishes registration plates of ‘bad drivers’ could lead to vigilantism, police have said.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New anti-terrorism rules ‘allow US to spy on British motorists’ – Daily Telegraph

“Routine journeys carried out by millions of British motorists can be monitored by authorities in the United States and other enforcement agencies across the world under anti-terrorism rules introduced discreetly by Jacqui Smith.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drink-drive offenders could keep licences – The Times

“Drink drivers would no longer automatically lose their licences under government plans to lower the alcohol limit for motorists to the equivalent of less than a pint of beer or glass of wine.”

Full story

The Times, 21st April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Piggott v Director of Public Prosecutions – Times Law Reports

Piggott v Director of Public Prosecutions

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“While there was no obligation on a driver, asked to provide a specimen of breath for analysis, to declare a medical condition which might make it difficult or impossible for her to meet that requirement, in some cases that might be regarded as a refusal to do so.”

The Times, 10th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Porsche takes on Mayor of London over congestion charge – The Times

“Porsche is to mount a legal challenge to Ken Livingstone’s decision to raise the London congestion charge from £8 to £25 for the highest-polluting vehicles.”

Full story

The Times, 19th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Piggott v Director of Public Prosecutions – WLR Daily

Piggott v Director of Public Prosecutions

There was no obligation on an individual, required under s 7(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to provide a specimen of breath for analysis, to declare a medical condition which might make it difficult or impossible for the individual to meet the requirement.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2008

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.

£25 congestion charge will hit 30,000 of worst polluting vehicles, says mayor – The Guardian

“Drivers of high powered sports cars and 4x4s will be hit by a new £25 charge every time they enter central London under plans to reduce congestion and cut pollution across the capital.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Expanded Highway Code tells learners to drive with courtesy – The Independent

“For the first time in eight years an updated version of the Highway Code has been released, with 133 pages to cover 29 new road rules and a plethora of safety tips.”

Full story

The Independent, 28th September 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Driver who deflected speed guns guilty of perverting justice – The Guardian

“A businessman who had a speed gun ‘zapper’ fitted to his Range Rover and then denied knowledge of it to police was fined £5,000 yesterday and banned from driving for a year.”

Full story

The Guardian, 31st August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Evaluation of the development of support services for victims of road traffic incidents – Ministry of Justice

“This summary describes the main findings from research examining three Home Office-funded pilot schemes delivering support services to victims of road traffic incidents. The main aims of the study were to assess the development of these support services and to provide recommendations and guidelines on good practice.”

Summary

Ministry of Justice, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Road tolls “must respect privacy” – BBC News

“Drivers’ privacy must be properly protected if local road charging schemes are to be introduced across England, a committee of MPs has said.”

Full story

BBC News, 3rd August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Vehicle Registration Marks Act 2007

Vehicle Registration Marks Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk


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