Manchester City youth team player jailed over fatal car crash – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2013 in careless driving, homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

“A promising Manchester City youth team player has been jailed for 16 months for
killing a brother and sister by smashing into their car while speeding in a
high-powered Mercedes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2013

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Gordon Dyche trial: Sentence upheld for Llyn Clywedog crash that killed family – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2012 in appeals, careless driving, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

“A motorist jailed for causing the deaths of a family by careless driving at a
lake in Powys has been told his four-year sentence was fair.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2012

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Driver who killed pedestrian after texting escapes jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 18th, 2012 in careless driving, carers, homicide, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“A motorist who killed a pedestrian after sending a text on her mobile phone has escaped jail after a judge accepted there would be no one to care for her elderly mother and 12-year-old daughter if she went to prison.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2012

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Newly qualified drivers may face ban on non-family passengers – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2012 in careless driving, driving licences, news, road safety, young persons by sally

“Newly qualified drivers could be restricted from carrying non-family members under proposals being considered by the government to cut the number of road accidents involving teenagers.”

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The Guardian, 17th November 2012

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Teenager who killed best friend in car crash jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2012 in careless driving, homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

“A teenager who killed her best friend after crashing her car into a tree while ‘showing off’ has been jailed for six months, as their grieving families have to be separated by police in court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2012

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Regina (Wilkinson) v HM Coroner for the Greater Manchester South District – WLR Daily

Posted October 15th, 2012 in careless driving, coroners, inquests, law reports, news, unlawful killing by tracey

Regina (Wilkinson) v HM Coroner for the Greater Manchester South District: [2012] EWHC 2755 (Admin);   [2012] WLR (D)  273

“Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988 should not be treated as ‘unlawful killing’ for the purposes of the conclusion of an inquest whatever conclusion might be reached in other contexts.”

WLR Daily, 11th October 2012

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Drug-drivers to face jail time under new law – The Guardian

Posted May 8th, 2012 in bills, careless driving, drug abuse, drug offences, news by sally

“Drivers found to have taken drugs face a prison sentence of up to six months and a fine of up to £5,000 under new legislation, ministers reveal on Monday.”

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The Guardian, 7th May 2012

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There but for the grace of God? : a consideration of recent fatal road traffic cases – Zenith Chambers

“Since 18th August 2008 there has been an offence on the statute books which effectively criminalises what in many cases amount to little more than minor errors of judgement; this offence carries with it the prospect of the alleged offender being sent to prison for anything up to five years. Section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (inserted by the Road Safety Act 2006) introduced motorists to the offence of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving. It was undoubtedly enacted because of increased public (and tabloid) disquiet about the previous alternative to the more serious offence of causing death by dangerous driving (s1 RTA 1988); this was, of course, the much less serious charge of careless and inconsiderate driving (s3 RTA 1988), which carried only a financial penalty and a discretionary disqualification from driving. Since the implementation of s2B RTA 1988, however, the prosecuting authorities have become increasingly keen to charge drivers with this offence; indeed, matters now appear to have reached the point where their default position seems to be that simply because a fatality arises from a road traffic collision, then a prosecution must follow, irrespective of where the fault for the collision lies. The exercise of any proper judgement as to whether it is in the public interest to pursue a prosecution in
many such cases seems to have completely evaporated.”

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Zenith Chambers, 27th March 2012

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Crash death dad Terry Jones awarded civil court damages – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2011 in careless driving, damages, families, news, post-traumatic stress disorder by sally

“A father whose daughter died in a road accident in Powys with three other teenagers has won his civil court action against the driver.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2011

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Taxi man sentenced for fall death – The Independent

Posted August 24th, 2011 in careless driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A taxi driver sobbed as he received a suspended prison sentence today after a teenage passenger fell out of his moving vehicle and died.”

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The Independent, 24th August 2011

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Driver spotted using two mobile phones is banned – BBC News

“A man spotted using two mobile phones while behind the wheel of his car has been banned from driving for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2011

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Lincolnshire death crash police inspector loses appeal – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2011 in appeals, careless driving, news, police, sentencing by tracey

“An off-duty Lincolnshire police inspector who killed a man in a car crash has failed in a Court of Appeal bid to clear his name.”

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BBC News, 18th May 2011

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Teenage driver locked up for killing boy – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2010 in careless driving, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A speeding teenage driver who collided with a 10-year-old boy and left him dying in the road as he fled the scene was sentenced to 30 months in a young offenders’ institution today.”

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The Independent, 30th September 2010

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Driver jailed over Sunderland boy’s death – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2010 in careless driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A driver has been jailed after admitting causing the death of a 12-year-old Sunderland boy who had overcome cancer.”

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BBC News, 14th September 2010

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Tyneside death cab driver is spared jail – BBC News

Posted May 28th, 2010 in careless driving, driving licences, news, suspended sentences by sally

“A taxi driver who killed a passenger after driving off with his cab door open has been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 27th May 2010

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Taxi driver avoids prison over teenager’s death – The Independent

Posted May 27th, 2010 in careless driving, driving licences, news, suspended sentences by sally

“A taxi driver who was convicted of causing the death of a teenager by careless driving after the 18-year-old jumped from his moving cab was spared jail today.”

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The Independent, 27th May 2010

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‘Virtually blind’ pensioner with eye condition Macular Degeneration jailed for killing pedestrian – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 12th, 2010 in careless driving, disabled persons, news, sentencing by sally

“A 66-year-old man has become the first person in Britain to be jailed for causing a fatal crash whilst deliberately driving with the eye condition Macular Degeneration.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th April 2010

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Man jailed for fatal bus attack – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2010 in careless driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A bus driver who used his single-decker bus to knock down and kill a man who tried to confront him over damage caused to his pick-up truck was jailed for seven and a half years yesterday.”

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The Independent, 5th March 2010

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Man jailed for fatal bus attack – The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2010 in careless driving, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A bus driver who used his single-decker bus to knock down and kill a man who tried to confront him over damage caused to his pick-up truck was jailed for seven and a half years yesterday.”

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The Independent, 5th March 2010

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‘Laws strong enough’ after deaths – BBC News

Posted February 17th, 2009 in careless driving, news by sally

“A police officer has defended road laws after a Portuguese lorry driver was jailed for causing the deaths on the M6 of a family by careless driving.”

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BBC News, 17th February 2009

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