Mother is spared jail as judge says looking after her five-year-old daughter left paralysed by crash is ‘a greater punishment than any court could impose’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A mother who killed a great-gradmother and left her own five-year-old daughter paralysed in a head-on horror crash has escaped jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2016

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Motorists face £5,000 fine for driving too close to cyclists in road safety push – The Independent

Posted June 3rd, 2016 in bicycles, careless driving, fines, news by sally

‘On-the-spot fines of up to £5,000 could be handed out to careless motorists who drive too close to cyclists, under new government proposals.’

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The Independent, 2nd June 2016

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Leicester ‘cannabis mum’ guilty of killing daughter in crash – BBC News

‘A mother who smoked cannabis before killing her daughter and her son’s girlfriend in a car crash has been found guilty of causing their deaths.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Drivers caught using mobile phones face £150 fines – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2015 in careless driving, fines, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin plans to hit drivers who flout the law with higher fines, rising from £100 to £150, and more penalty points on their licences’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2015

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Reckless motorist filmed himself driving luxury cars at speeds of up to 192mph – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 6th, 2015 in careless driving, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A reckless motorist who filmed himself driving luxury cars at speeds of up 192mph along country roads has been jailed for over two years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2015

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Scott Gibson death: Cumbria Police officer found guilty – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2015 in careless driving, community service, homicide, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A Cumbria Police officer has been found guilty of causing the death of a motorcyclist by careless driving.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2015

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First ever motorist convicted for ‘lane hogging’ – The Independent

Posted June 22nd, 2015 in careless driving, costs, fines, news by tracey

‘A motorist has been convicted of careless driving for “hogging” the middle motorway lane, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind.’

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The Independent, 21st June 2015

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Drug drivers believe it is more acceptable than drink driving, according to Government study – the Independent

Posted April 7th, 2015 in careless driving, drug abuse, news, road traffic offences by sally

‘People who take drugs before getting behind the wheel of a car believe it is a “much more acceptable” thing to do than driving while drunk, according to a Government study.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2015

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Sharmila Mistry cleared of Leicester pushchair crash deaths – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in careless driving, disqualification, driving licences, fines, homicide, news by tracey

‘A woman involved in a crash in which two toddlers in pushchairs were killed has been cleared of causing their deaths by careless driving.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

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Judge questions decision to prosecute woman over sister’s car crash death – Daily Telegraph

‘Rosie-Ann Stone is cleared of causing the death of her sister Jennie by careless driving in an accident months after their brother, Private Gregg Stone, was killed in Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2014

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Jade Clark moped death: Driver jailed for death and cover-up – BBC News

“A banned driver who caused the death of a 16-year-old girl in a road crash and then tried to cover up his involvement has been jailed for six years.”

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BBC News, 18th September 2013

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Sandwich-eating driver sentenced for careless driving death – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2013 in careless driving, community service, disqualification, news, sentencing by sally

“A motorist who knocked down and killed a cyclist while eating a sandwich at the wheel has been sentenced for causing death by careless driving.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2013

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New on the spot fines for careless drivers come into force – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 16th, 2013 in careless driving, fines, news, penalties, road traffic offences by tracey

“Motorists who hog the middle lane, cut up other drivers or tailgate face £100 fines from today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2013

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Anti-social drivers face £100 fines and three point penalty – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2013 in careless driving, fines, news, penalties, road traffic offences by sally

“Motorists who hog the middle lane, cut up other drivers or tailgate face £100 fines from tomorrow.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2013

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Sandwich-eating driver cleared of dangerous driving death – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2013 in careless driving, dangerous driving, homicide, news by sally

“A motorist who knocked down and killed a cyclist while he was eating at the wheel has been cleared of causing death by dangerous driving.”

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BBC News, 8th August 2013

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Footballer Courtney Meppen-Walter returned to jail after release error – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2013 in careless driving, early release, homicide, news by sally

“An ex-Manchester City footballer mistakenly released from prison early after killing a brother and sister in a car crash has returned to jail.”

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BBC News, 2nd July 2013

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Death crash footballer freed from jail in error – The Guardian

Posted July 2nd, 2013 in careless driving, homicide, mistake, news, prisons by sally

“An investigation is under way into how a footballer who killed two people in a car crash was mistakenly freed from jail.”

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The Guardian, 1st July 2013

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Motorist spared jail over death of veteran cyclist Leonard Grayson – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2013 in bicycles, careless driving, homicide, news by tracey

“A driver who killed one of England’s top veteran cyclists when he ploughed into him during a race has been spared jail after a court heard how his brief lapse of concentration led to a devastating accident that ‘could have happened to anybody’.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2013

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Motorway middle lane ‘hoggers’ and careless drivers to face on-the-spot £100 police fines – The Independent

“Drivers who hog the middle lane of the motorway or tailgate other drivers could face on-the-spot fines of £100 and three points on their licences under new measures announced by the government.”

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The Independent, 5th June 2013

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Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe calls for tougher action on drivers who use their mobile phone at the wheel – The Independent

“Britain’s most senior police officer has backed higher penalties for drivers who use their mobile phone at the wheel.”

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The Independent, 29th March 2013

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