Drink-driver who crashed with son in car jailed – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2017 in costs, dangerous driving, disqualification, driving licences, news, sentencing by sally

‘A drink-driver who smashed into a concrete roundabout island and launched her car 14ft into the air while her child was in the back has been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2017

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Lorry driver Dariusz Tokarczyk jailed for killing Jodie Moss – BBC News

‘A lorry driver who killed a 21-year-old woman while selecting music on his mobile phone has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2017

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Driver jailed over Poppy-Arabella Clarke crossing death – BBC News

‘A pensioner who killed a three-year-old girl weeks after being told to stop driving because of poor eyesight has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2017

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Crash driver who took selfies with paralysed passenger jailed – The Guardian

‘A driver who paralysed his passenger in a car crash while “showing off” and then took selfies with him as he lay bloodied in the wreckage has been jailed.’

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The Guardian., 15th March 2017

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First date from hell: Woman’s admirer leaves her unconscious as he flees police after crashing BMW – Daily Telegraph

‘A woman’s first date ended with her being seriously injured when her admirer crashed his car into a tree while showing off to her before fleeing police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2017

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Motorist with 62 penalty points legally allowed to drive – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in disqualification, driving licences, news, recidivists, road traffic offences by sally

‘A driver who clocked up 62 points on his licence is still allowed to drive, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2017

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Driven to despair – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted October 20th, 2016 in complaints, driving licences, health, ombudsmen, press releases, reports by tracey

‘This report highlights major failings in the way DVLA makes decisions on whether people with certain medical conditions are safe to drive.’

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official-documents.gov.uk, 19th October 2016

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‘Major failings’ in DVLA medical fitness to drive cases – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2016 in complaints, driving licences, health, news, ombudsmen, reports by tracey

‘The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is not making fair decisions about medical fitness-to-drive cases, a report has suggested. It said people’s lives had been put on hold for years because of flawed decision-making and poor communication. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report found “major failings” in eight drivers’ cases.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2016

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Driving licences wrongly revoked under May’s immigration measures – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2016 in driving licences, immigration, news, reports by sally

‘Hundreds of people have been wrongly refused bank accounts or had their driving licences revoked under the former home secretary Theresa May’s measures to “create a hostile environment for illegal immigrants”, the immigration watchdog has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2016

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Skip hire firm boss jailed for injuring 21 people when his Mercedes careered into charity ball marquee – Daily Telegraph

‘A wealthy businessman who drunkenly ploughed his new Mercedes into a marquee at a charity ball injuring 21 people has been jailed for more than a year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2016

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M4 fatal crash driver jailed after falling asleep at wheel – BBC News

‘A van driver who killed three passengers in a crash on the M4 after falling asleep at the wheel has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2016

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Judge calls for elderly drivers review after woman, 80, mows down schoolgirls – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge has called on the Government to “urgently review” the law on elderly drivers as he spared jail for an 80-year-old motorist who mowed down eight schoolgirls.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2016

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Clayton Williams convicted of PC Dave Phillips’s manslaughter – BBC News

‘A car thief has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a policeman by running him over in a stolen pick-up truck during a chase.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Motorist with 51 points escapes driving ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2016 in disqualification, driving licences, news, penalties, road traffic offences by tracey

‘A motorist with 51 penalty points – more than four times the permitted maximum – on their licence is still allowed on the road, it has been revealed. The driver, based in Oxford, is one of three in the UK with more than 40 points on their licence who have not been disqualified. The information was released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) following a Freedom of Information request from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). It also shows that 3 million of the 45 million licence holders in the UK carry penalty points, of which 13 have accumulated 28 or more.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2015

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‘Cassie’s law’: 609 drivers lose licence after tougher police power on eye tests – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2015 in driving licences, freedom of information, news, police by sally

‘Hundreds of motorists have had their driving licence revoked after failing roadside eye tests under new police powers, figures have shown.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2015

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NEW UNINSURED DRIVERS’ AGREEMENT – IN FORCE 1 AUGUST 2015 – Zenith PI

‘A new Uninsured Drivers’ Agreement comes into force on 1 August 2015 which applies to accidents occurring on or after that date.’

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Zenith PI, 13th July 2015

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Driver jailed for disguising his car as ambulance while caring for sick wife – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in driving licences, news, sentencing, speed cameras by sally

‘A man has been jailed for dressing as a paramedic and disguising his Renault estate car as an emergency response vehicle, complete with flashing light, to run errands for his wife, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2015

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Air steward jailed for five years over smuggling fake passports in underwear – The Guardian

‘An airline steward who tried to smuggle fake passports by hiding them in a pair of specially adapted underpants has been jailed for five years.’
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The Guardian, 19th May 2015

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Motorist escapes jail after three-year-old is crushed to death by Land Rover trailer – Daily Telegraph

‘The heartbroken family of a three-year-old boy crushed to death by a runaway trailer yesterday branded the motorist’s sentence a “joke” after he escaped prison.

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd April 2015

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Jasmyn Chan death: Man jailed for Sheffield hit-and-run – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for killing a teenage girl in a hit-and-run crash. Jasmyn Chan, 14, died when she was hit by a car on Normanton Hill, Sheffield, on 9 May while crossing the road.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2015

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