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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Salford police chase: Banned driver jailed for dangerous driving – BBC News

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

‘A banned driver who sped at up to 100mph (161km/h) in a stolen car while being pursued by police has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 7th January 2022

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Television producer cleared of deliberately causing car to crash into his bike – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2022 in accidents, dangerous driving, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A television producer has been cleared of deliberately causing a car to crash into the back of his bike in a case described as “unique and bizarre” by his celebrity lawyer.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2022

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Driver who failed to replace worn tyres before fatal crash is jailed in landmark case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2021 in accidents, dangerous driving, health & safety, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Henry Reynolds was warned his rear tyres were near the legal limit but continued to drive a further 7,000 miles on them.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2021

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Student nurse jailed for killing teen after falling asleep at wheel – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2021 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

‘A student nurse from London was found guilty of causing the death of a 13-year-old girl after falling asleep at the wheel.’

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The Independent, 19th December 2021

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Man to be sentenced for murder of hotelier and trying to kill his own mother – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2021 in attempted murder, dangerous driving, families, murder, news by sally

‘An artist found guilty of the murder of millionaire hotelier Sir Richard Sutton and the attempted murder of his own mother will be sentenced on Monday.’

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The Independent, 20th December 2021

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Motorist jailed for running over cyclist who spat on his car – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2021 in dangerous driving, grievous bodily harm, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A motorist who deliberately ran over a cyclist after the victim spat on his luxury Land Rover during a road rage row has been jailed for 18 months.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2021

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Police officer cleared over moped rider’s death during high-speed chase – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2021 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A Metropolitan Police officer has been cleared of causing the death by dangerous driving of an 18-year-old man during a high-speed chase.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2021

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Harry Dunn: Parents reach resolution in civil case against suspect – BBC News

‘The parents of Harry Dunn have reached a “resolution” in a civil claim for damages with the woman alleged to have killed him, the family’s spokesman has said.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2021

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Tribunal fines solicitor convicted of dangerous driving – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who received a suspended prison sentence for dangerous driving after hitting a telegraph pole as well as multiple parked cars has been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 21st September 2021

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Man jailed for driving a car half a mile on railway track in Birmingham – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2021 in dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 15 months after driving a car half a mile down a railway track, causing passenger delays of up to eight hours.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2021

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Harry Dunn: Civil damages deposition case postponed – BBC News

‘The deposition of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer has been postponed just days before it was due to take place.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2021

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Cyclist jailed after Tower Hamlets hit-and-run death – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2021 in bicycles, dangerous driving, homicide, immigration, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A cyclist has been jailed for causing fatal injuries to a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2021

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Harry Dunn: US tries to prevent disclosure of alleged killer’s work record – The Guardian

‘The US government has requested that the country’s civil courts prevent the disclosure of the employment details of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer in the interests of “national security”.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2021

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Bus driver jailed for crashing double decker carrying 74 children into bridge – The Independent

‘A bus driver has been jailed after injuring 41 children by crashing a double-decker into a railway bridge.’

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The Independent, 10th July 2021

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Haulage boss jailed over M62 faulty brake deaths – BBC News

‘A haulage boss who ran a “lawless” business has been jailed for 15 years after two men died when their car was hit by an HGV with faulty brakes.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2021

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Drunk driver jailed over student’s death in Nottingham – BBC News

‘A driver has been jailed after causing the death of a university student in a hit-and-run last year.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2021

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