Speeding motorcyclist who killed pedestrian spared jail because he was being tailgated – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2019 in accidents, bereavement, dangerous driving, news, road safety, road traffic by tracey

‘A motorcyclist who killed a pedestrian while speeding escaped jail after a judge accepted that a tailgating motorist meant he could not slow down.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2019

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Sophie Brimble: Man jailed for killing woman in race crash – BBC News

‘A driver who caused the “needless” death of a woman in an 80mph crash has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2019

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Lincolnshire driver jailed after smashing into stationary traffic – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2019 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A lorry driver has been jailed for 18 months after smashing into a queue of stationary traffic.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2019

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Snowdonia campsite death: Drunk driver who killed woman by running over tent jailed – The Independent

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in accidents, dangerous driving, drunk in charge, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A driver who killed a mother while she slept after drunkenly crashing into tents at a Snowdonia campsite has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 22nd October 2019

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Westminster car crash driver Salih Khater jailed for life – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2019 in attempted murder, dangerous driving, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man who drove at cyclists and police officers outside Parliament has been jailed for life for attempted murder.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2019

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Driver who killed safety patrol cyclist while on phone before fleeing scene jailed – The Independent

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in accidents, bereavement, dangerous driving, news, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘A hit-and-run driver who killed a safety patrol cyclist while on his phone driving the wrong way down a one-way street has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2019

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Man, 69, jailed for knocking teenager off bike in road rage row – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2019 in assault, bicycles, dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, road traffic, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who used his 4×4 to knock down a teenage cyclist before beating him up and trashing his new bicycle during a road rage row has been jailed for six months.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2019

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Man jailed for driving into PC near Stafford 10k race – BBC News

‘A banned driver who crushed a police officer against a fence before dragging her along has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2019

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Doublethink in the High Court: using a mobile phone whilst driving does not necessarily mean “using” it – Park Square Barristers

‘On 31st July 2019 Lady Justice Thirlwall DBE and Mr Justice Goss handed down the judgment of the High Court on what amounts to “using a hand-held mobile telephone or other hand-held interactive communication device” whilst driving in DPP v Barreto [2019] EWHC 2044 (Admin).’

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Park Square Barristers, 12th August 2019

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MPs call for tougher penalties on drivers using mobile phones – The Guardian

‘Tougher restrictions on drivers using mobile phones, including extending the ban to hands-free devices, should be considered, MPs have said. The transport select committee said using any type of mobile phone while driving had potentially catastrophic consequences. The MPs called for more severe penalties “commensurate with the risks”, as road deaths linked to phone use have risen steadily over the past decade.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2019

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Assistant chief constable smashed into oncoming car because she was trying to make hands free call to MP husband, court hears – Daily Telegraph

‘A senior police officer who smashed into an oncoming car while trying to make a hands-free phone call to her MP husband escaped a driving ban today.

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2019

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Motorists could challenge convictions for driving while using their phones after man has case overturned – Daily Telegraph

‘Motorists could challenge their convictions for driving while using their phone after a man has had his case overturned after he filmed a road collision.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2019

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Judge faces no action over drink-driver ‘being a woman’ remark – BBC News

‘A judge who said a drink-driver deserved a chance to avoid jail because she is a woman will not face sanctions.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2019

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Woman who drove van into house convicted over pensioner’s death – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2019 in dangerous driving, elderly, homicide, news by sally

‘A motorist who crashed a van into a house, killing a 90-year-old woman as she sat in her front room speaking on the phone, has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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London ‘boy-snatch robbery’ moped gang jailed – BBC News

‘Members of a moped gang who threatened to hurt a woman’s three-year-old son in a “shocking” attempted robbery have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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Judge warns veteran that PTSD is not a ‘get out of jail free card’ – Daily Telegraph

‘PTSD is not a “get out of jail free card”, a judge has warned as he jails a veteran who blamed his crimes on “harrowing” experiences in Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2019

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Millionaire’s son jailed for causing girl’s death by dangerous driving – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2019 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A millionaire’s son has been jailed for 18 months after admitting causing the death of a girl who died nine years after a car crash.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2019

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Cricklewood Islamic Centre: Man who drove at worshippers jailed – BBC news

‘A man who deliberately drove at worshippers leaving an Islamic community centre has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2019

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Driver who killed 11-year-old had been banned three times – The Guardian

‘A driver who confessed to a hit-and-run that killed a young boy had previously been banned from driving on three occasions. Michael Ricardo Robinson, 31, pleaded guilty to causing the death of 11-year-old Taylor Schofield by dangerous driving on 12 January at Manchester crown court. He was sentenced to six years and eight months’ imprisonment on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2019

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Drink-driver who went wrong way on M4 near Reading jailed – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2019 in dangerous driving, drunk in charge, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who drove the wrong way down a motorway while more than three times the drink-drive limit has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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