Caerphilly man, 96, warned about sight jailed for killing pedestrian – BBC News

‘A 96-year-old driver who killed an 84-year-old pedestrian after being warned he should not drive by an optician has been jailed for more than two years.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2023

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Moment Anne Sacoolas sentenced for Harry Dunn death – BBC News

‘Anne Sacoolas has been sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 12 months, for the death of motorcyclist Harry Dunn in 2019.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2022

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Ramsgate crash: Drug-driver who killed father and daughter jailed – BBC News

‘A drug-driver who killed a pregnant woman and her father when he mowed them down after mounting a pavement has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th December 2022

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What is diplomatic immunity and how does it apply to Harry Dunn death by careless driving case? – The Independent

‘Here, the PA news agency looks at how diplomatic immunity affected the 19-year-old’s case, and why Sacoolas was able to appear in court via video-link from her home country.’

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The Independent, 8th December 2022

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Met Police officer cleared over car chase death of 10-year-old and aunt – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2022 in dangerous driving, homicide, negligence, news, police by sally

‘A Metropolitan Police officer has been cleared over the deaths of a 10-year-old boy and his aunt following a police chase.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2022

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Driver who killed cycling policewoman Lynwen Thomas jailed – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2022 in dangerous driving, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘A van driver who killed a cycling off-duty policewoman while on his phone has been jailed for five years.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2022

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Harry Dunn: US citizen pleads guilty to causing death of British teenager by careless driving – The Independent

Posted October 21st, 2022 in accidents, dangerous driving, diplomats, families, guilty pleas, homicide, immunity, news by tracey

‘A US citizen has admitted responsibility for the death of a British teenager in a crash near a US military base. Anne Sacoolas, 45, pleaded guilty to causing the 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn’s death by careless driving in August 2019.’

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The Independent, 20th October 2022

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St Helens: Brothers jailed for driving van at police officer – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2022 in dangerous driving, drug offences, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘Two brothers have been jailed after a van was driven at a police officer leaving him with serious injuries.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2022

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Van driver avoids jail for punching cyclist unconscious – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2022 in assault, compensation, dangerous driving, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A van driver who knocked a cyclist unconscious in a road rage attack has been spared jail.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2022

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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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