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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DVLA suffers High Court defeat for revoking elderly woman’s licence based on ‘age alone’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A 78-year-old woman who caused a three car pile-up has won the right to drive again, as judge rules that medical checks as well as on-road appraisals are necessary.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2015

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Killer drivers will be kept off the roads in new crackdown – Daily Telegraph

‘Mike Penning, the Justice Minister, tells The Telegraph he will change the law before Easter to close a loophole that allows killer drivers to get back behind the wheel as soon as they leave prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th January 2015

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Regina v Langley – WLR Daily

Posted June 19th, 2014 in crime, disqualification, driving licences, firearms, law reports, sentencing by sally

Regina v Langley [2014] WLR (D) 238

‘Older authorities on sentencing had to be considered in the light of the requirement in section 125 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 that definitive sentencing guidelines had to be followed. Further, the power in section 147 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 to impose a disqualification from driving was exercisable in relation to a conspiracy to rob where the defendant was the getaway driver.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2014

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Solicitor denied judicial appointment because of points on driving licence loses JR – Litigation Futures

‘A solicitor who was denied appointment at a district judge because he had seven points on his driving licence has failed in his challenge to the decision of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).’

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Litigation Futures, 27th May 2014

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Tougher sentences for banned drivers who cause deaths – BBC News

‘Tougher sentences for banned drivers who cause death on the roads and a new offence of causing serious injury while disqualified are to be introduced.’

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BBC News, 6th May 2014

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‘Short-sighted’ driver jailed over death of woman, 93 – BBC News

‘A short-sighted motorist has been jailed for killing a pedestrian after driving at 15mph (24km/h) wearing his wrong glasses.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2014

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Sharmila Mistry cleared of Leicester pushchair crash deaths – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in careless driving, disqualification, driving licences, fines, homicide, news by tracey

‘A woman involved in a crash in which two toddlers in pushchairs were killed has been cleared of causing their deaths by careless driving.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

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Driver using no hands at 60mph banned for one year – The Guardian

‘A man has been banned from driving after he was videoed by police driving with his hands behind his head at 60mph.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2013

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Watchdog bans rogue Land Registry and DVLA adverts – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2013 in advertising, driving licences, internet, land registration, news by tracey

“Two more adverts have been banned as the ASA continues its battle with websites that give the impression of being ‘official.’ ”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2013

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