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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Christopher Gadd manslaughter trial: Driver guilty – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2019 in homicide, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

‘A learner driver accused of killing a man following an argument in a car park has been found guilty of manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2019

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Harry Dunn’s family to begin legal action against Foreign Office and Northamptonshire Police – Daily Telegraph

‘The family of Harry Dunn will shortly issue a letter of claim to begin legal action against the Foreign Office and Northamptonshire Police, spokesman Radd Seiger said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2019

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Diplomatic immunity review launched after Harry Dunn case – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in diplomats, immunity, news, road traffic offences by tracey

‘The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has commissioned a review into immunity arrangements for US personnel and their families at an RAF base following the death of Harry Dunn.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2019

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Extinction Rebellion protesters guilty of obstructing highway – BBC News

‘Four Extinction Rebellion campaigners who caused hours of traffic disruption at a climate change protest have been found guilty of obstructing a highway.’

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BBC News, 20th September 2019

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Man spends £30,000 fighting £100 speeding fine – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2019 in appeals, fines, news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by tracey

‘A man spent £30,000 of his savings on a failed legal battle “for justice” over a £100 speeding fine. Richard Keedwell, 71, said a “seriously flawed” legal system meant fighting the fine had taken nearly three years and used up his sons’ inheritance money.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2019

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Drink driving deaths highest in nearly a decade, as campaigners call for more police in cars to catch offenders – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 29th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, drunk in charge, news, road traffic offences by tracey

‘Drink drive deaths have hit the highest rate in nearly a decade, as campaigners urge police to put more officers in cars to catch offenders.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th August 2019

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Dean Saunders jailed for refusing breath test – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, guilty pleas, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘Ex-Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has been jailed for 10 weeks for refusing to provide a roadside breath test.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2019

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Court spares Steve Coogan full driving ban so new Alan Partridge series is not cancelled – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2019 in artistic works, fines, licensing, news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by tracey

‘Steve Coogan has escaped a full six-month driving ban despite speeding after a magistrates court took into account the “hardship” it would cause for people working on the new Alan Partridge series.’

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The Independent, 14th 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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Manchester police defend prosecution of two mentally ill people – The Guardian

‘A police force has defended its decision to prosecute two mentally ill women who were charged after they caused traffic jams when trying to kill themselves.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2019

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Drivers to face automatic £100 fines for ignoring lane closures – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2019 in fines, news, road traffic offences, roads by sally

‘Drivers who ignore lane closures on smart motorways in England will face automatic £100 fines and penalty points on their licence, under new laws.’

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BBC News, 16th 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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Bike gang sentenced for Birmingham and Solihull rampage – BBC News

‘Nearly 30 men have been sentenced for their part in a bike gang’s five-hour rampage through Birmingham.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2019

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Supreme Court: No right to sue untraced driver – Litigation Futures

‘Accident victims have no right to sue an untraced driver, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th February 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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Fiona Onasanya: Peterborough MP to appeal against conviction – BBC News

‘A MP jailed for lying about a speeding offence is appealing against her conviction, the Commons has been told.’

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BBC News, 11th 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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