Driver jailed for killing couple – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A lorry driver killed a couple in a car after losing control of his vehicle.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2008

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Boy, 16, jailed over crash death – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2008 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A 16-year-old boy has been jailed for five years for killing a teenage passenger in a car crash during a police pursuit in Brighton.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2008

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Uninsured drivers get lower fines but are killing more people – The Times

Posted August 15th, 2008 in dangerous driving, fines, news, road traffic offences by sally

“The number of deaths caused by uninsured drivers has risen by nearly a third in six years while offenders have been facing softer penalties.”

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The Times, 15th August 2008

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Nigel Gresham charged after road crash deaths of four children – The Times

Posted July 21st, 2008 in dangerous driving, news by sally

“A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after four of his children died when his Land Rover crashed into a river.”

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The Times, 21st July 2008

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Craig Cundle, danger driver who was awarded by Prince Charles, jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 15th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news by sally

“A joyrider who won a string of awards and was honoured by the Prince of Wales after vowing to turn his life around killed a pensioner in an uninsured car.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th July 2008

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Definitive Sentencing Guideline – Causing death by driving – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted July 15th, 2008 in dangerous driving, press releases, sentencing by sally

“On 15 July 2008 the Sentencing Guidelines Council published its definitive guideline ‘Causing death by driving.'”

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 15th July 2008

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Judges urged to get tough on dangerous drivers who cause death – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“Motorists convicted of causing death by dangerous or careless driving may face tough penalties under new guidelines published today for England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

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Haulier hit car while on phone – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A lorry driver who caused a fatal accident while talking on his Bluetooth headset was jailed yesterday for four-and-a-half years. Haulier Mervyn Richmond, 49, was so distracted during a conversation with his mother that he ploughed into a line of stationary traffic, killing father-of-two Michael Buston.”

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The Guardian, 27th June 2008

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M1 coach crash driver is jailed – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“The driver of a coach who was drunk when it overturned at an M1 service station in Buckinghamshire injuring 33 people has been jailed for 10 months.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2008

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Written warnings for police who boasted online about car crashes – The Times

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in dangerous driving, disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

“Eighteen police officers have been disciplined after bragging on a social networking website about crashing cars and hitting pedestrians.”

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The Times, 23rd June 2008

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Pregnant woman who lost baby in car crash calls for change in law – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 20th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A pregnant woman whose unborn baby was killed in a car crash has called for a change in the law after the driver responsible escaped with a £200 fine.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2008

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Killer joyrider’s ‘inadequate’ prison sentence criticised by family of victim – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“The family of a mother-of-four killed by a serial joyrider has condemned the courts after he was spared a maximum 14-year prison term and jailed for eight years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2008

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Death crash street racer jailed – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who caused the deaths of three girls while racing another driver down a street has been jailed for 10 years.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Payout to injured baby’s parents – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2008 in compensation, dangerous driving, news, personal injuries by sally

“A couple whose baby daughter suffered brain damage in a crash caused by a dangerous driver have received £800,000 in compensation.”

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BBC News, 6th May 2008

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Dangerous driving law change call – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news by sally

“The parents of a baby girl left brain damaged by a dangerous driver have called for the law to be made tougher.”

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BBC News, 3rd May 2008

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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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk