IPCC inquiry over fatal car crash – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in complaints, dangerous driving, news, police by sally

“A crash in which which a 17-year-old was killed and four others were injured has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.”

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BBC News, 2nd May 2008

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Drink-drivers ‘escape’ as parking tickets hit record – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, parking by sally

“Prosecutions of dangerous drivers have fallen to the lowest level for more than a decade but parking tickets have risen to a record high.”

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The Times, 1st May 2008

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500 drivers a day fined over mobiles – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news by sally

“Nearly 500 motorists are being fined every day for talking on mobile phones while driving, official figures will show today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2008

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Text driver jailed for bike death – BBC News

Posted February 29th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A motorist who was texting on her mobile when she hit and killed a cyclist has been sentenced to four years in prison.”

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BBC News, 29th February 2008

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No jail for 130mph video driver – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A man from Suffolk who filmed himself driving at speeds of up to 130mph has been given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 21st February 2008

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Driver, 78, jailed for road death – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A man of 78 is starting a year in jail after a court heard how his dangerous overtaking killed a father-of-four.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2008

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This driver will kill someone, warns judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge has criticised Government guidelines that prevent him from passing a longer sentence on a man with 42 motoring convictions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2008

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Text driver faces jail over death – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news by sally

“A motorist who was texting on her mobile phone when she hit and killed a cyclist has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2008

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Drugged driver jailed for ‘horrific’ crash – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2008 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing by sally

“A drugged driver who ploughed into six shoppers in central London, causing injuries that forced a mother and daughter to have their right legs amputated, was today jailed for four years.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2008

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Drivers face jail for using mobile phones – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2007 in dangerous driving, news by sally

People who use mobile phones while driving could face up to two years in prison, under new guidelines being published today by prosecutors.

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The Independent, 20th December 2007

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CPS announces changes in policy on bad driving and publishes summary of responses to consultation – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 7th, 2007 in dangerous driving, homicide, press releases, victims by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service received one of its widest responses from the public when it asked for comments on prosecuting bad driving. The responses to the consultation will result in changes to CPS policy on how driving offences are charged and prosecuted and also the service it offers to victims and witnesses. A summary of the responses is published today on this website.”

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Crown Prosecution Service press release, 6th September 2007

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Drivers who kill risk life for manslaughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2007 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, victims by sally

“Motorists who cause death on the roads could face life imprisonment under plans confirmed yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2007

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Families given chance to explain impact of crime – The Times

Posted June 26th, 2007 in dangerous driving, news, road traffic offences, victims by sally

“Families of people who are murdered or killed by dangerous driving will be able to have a statement about their loss read out in court, it was announced today.”

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The Times, 25th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk