Harry Dunn crash: Anne Sacoolas appears by video link before UK court – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2022 in bail, dangerous driving, diplomats, families, homicide, immunity, news by michael

‘Her appearance, sitting beside one of her lawyers, marks the end of a three-year wait by Dunn’s family for criminal proceedings to begin. They listened from the public gallery at Westminster magistrates court as the case was sent to the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2022

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Drug driver jailed for deliberately crashing car into pensioner’s bungalow – The Independent

‘A drug driver who deliberately crashed his BMW into a pensioner’s bungalow has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 28th September 2022

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Paramedic Robert Woodruff jailed for killing cyclist in drink-drive crash – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2022 in dangerous driving, drunk in charge, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘An off-duty paramedic who drank 10 pints before crashing into and killing a cyclist has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2022

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Monmouth: Cyclist jailed for fatal crash with pedestrian – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2022 in accidents, dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A cyclist who hit a pedestrian as she walked on a pavement, causing her death, has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2022

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Law Commission starts debate on how to regulate remote driving – Law Commission

Posted June 24th, 2022 in dangerous driving, Law Commission, news, road safety, road traffic, roads by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales have today published a paper asking for views on the need and options for regulating remote driving on public roads.’

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Law Commission, 24th June 2022

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Leeds YouTube racer Adeel Habib jailed for dangerous driving – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘A man whose YouTube channel showed him driving high-performance cars at high speeds on busy public roads has been sentenced for dangerous driving.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2022

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M4 crash: Drink-drive killer’s sentence deemed not unduly lenient – BBC News

‘A man who killed two young children while drink and drug driving will not have his sentence reviewed by the court of appeal.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

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M1 crash: Drink-drive mum jailed over deaths of children – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2022 in children, dangerous driving, drunk in charge, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A mother who killed two of her children when she crashed into a lorry while drink-driving has been jailed for more than four years.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2022

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Changes to the Law on Using a Mobile Phone While Driving – 4 King’s Bench Walk

‘In 2003 the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations created a specific offence of using a mobile phone while driving. Subsection 110(6)(a) of those Regulations states that a mobile telephone is to be treated as hand-held ‘if it is, or must be, held at some point during the course of making or receiving a call or performing any other interactive communication function’.’

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4 King's Bench Walk, 25th March 2022

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Dangerous driver who nudged Insulate Britain protesters with car says she’s victim of ‘huge injustice’ – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2022 in dangerous driving, demonstrations, news by sally

‘A mother who used her Range Rover to try to move an Insulate Britain protester blocking the road while she was on the school run has called her court case a “huge injustice.”’

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The Independent, 29th March 2022

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New Highway Code rules for phone usage come into force – everything you need to know – The Independent

‘Drivers could face a fine for just touching a mobile phone while behind the wheel – and the same goes for passengers in certain circumstances under tough new rules.’

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The Independent, 29th March 2022

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Snapchat drink driver Meirion Roberts jailed for death crash – BBC News

‘A man has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison after killing his friend during a high-speed crash.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2022

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Mobile loophole for gaming drivers is closed – BBC News

‘A loophole allowing drivers to escape punishment for handheld phone use if they are taking a photo or playing a game has closed in Great Britain.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2022

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Houghton-le-Spring killer driver’s jail sentence review withdrawn – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2022 in appeals, dangerous driving, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A driver’s jail sentence for killing a mother in a crash during a police chase will no longer be reviewed to determine whether it was too lenient.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2022

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Radcliffe death: Driver who left girl, 11, dying in road is jailed – BBC News

‘A “reckless” driver who left an 11-year-old girl lying fatally injured in the road has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th February 2022

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Driver jailed after father-of-one died in crash in Wool – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2022 in dangerous driving, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A driver who is thought to have fallen asleep before his car crashed into two cars, killing a father-of-one, has been jailed for three years and four months.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2022

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Tougher rules from March for drivers using mobile phones – The Independent

Posted February 2nd, 2022 in dangerous driving, fines, news, road safety, telecommunications by sally

‘Drivers will face tougher rules from March when it comes to the use of mobile phones and other devices behind the wheel.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2022

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Major legal changes needed for driverless car era – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2022 in accidents, computer programs, dangerous driving, news, road safety by sally

‘Human drivers should not be legally accountable for road safety in the era of autonomous cars, a report says.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

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Driver jailed after pretending to be undercover police officer following crash – The Independent

‘A driver who pretended to be an undercover police officer and brandished a knife after crashing his car under the influence of drugs has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2022

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Road rage driver who rammed moped jailed after pillion passenger’s death – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2022 in dangerous driving, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A car driver in a rage who chased a moped through the streets before ramming the vehicle and fatally injuring its pillion passenger has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2022

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