Delaney v Pickett and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 5th, 2012 in appeals, defences, drug abuse, ex turpi causa, law reports, negligence, news, road traffic by tracey

Delaney v Pickett and another; [2011] EWCA Civ 1532;  [2011] WLR (D)  390

“In looking to the possible application of the defence of ‘ex turpi’ in a claim of negligence arising out of a road traffic accident it could be crucial to ask whether the injury in issue was truly a consequence of the claimant’s unlawful act or whether it was a consequence of the unlawful act only in the sense that it would not have happened if the claimant had not been committing an unlawful act. In other words, could one say that, although the damage would not have happened but for the tortious conduct of the defendant, it was caused by the criminal act of the claimant; or was the position, rather, that, although the damage would not have happened without the criminal act of the claimant, it was caused by the tortious act of the defendant ?.”

WLR Daily, 21st December 2011


London Low Emission Zone for large vans and minibuses – BBC News

Posted January 3rd, 2012 in carbon dioxide emissions, London, news, road traffic by tracey

“Large vans and minibuses which are more than 10 years old are facing a new charge of £100 a day in Greater London, if they fail to meet pollution limits.”

Full story

BBC News, 3rd January 2012


Driver whose car was damaged by potholes wins £2,000 payout – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2011 in compensation, local government, news, road traffic by sally

“A driver whose car was damaged by potholes in Coventry has won a payout of £2,000 after taking the city council to court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2011


Chicken bone throw led to ‘bizarre’ Swansea car pile-up – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2011 in accidents, news, road traffic by sally

A district judge says the case of a man who threw a chicken bone across a road and caused a four-car pile-up is the most bizarre he has ever known.

Full story

BBC News, 4th July 2011


Djanogly v Westminster City Council – WLR Daily

Posted April 21st, 2011 in appeals, law reports, motorcycles, parking, road traffic by sally

Djanogly v Westminster City Council [2011] EWCA Civ 432; [2011] WLR (D) 140

“When making a traffic management order a local authority was entitled to see the fair spreading of costs for suitable and adequate parking facilities between motorcyclists and car drivers as a legitimate consideration.”

WLR Daily, 19th April 2011


Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Injured North Yorkshire Police officer awarded £370,000 – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2011 in accidents, compensation, news, personal injuries, police, road traffic by sally

“A police sergeant who was forced to retire after he was seriously injured in a motorbike accident has been awarded £370,000 in compensation.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2011


Paralysed sixth-former awarded record £17.5m payout after car accident – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2010 in accidents, compensation, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

“A sixth-former, Chrissie Johnson, who was paralysed for life in a car accident has been awarded a record multi-million pound payout from the High Court.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2010


‘Big brother’ traffic cameras must be regulated, orders home secretary – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2010 in news, police, road traffic, speed cameras, traffic signal cameras by sally

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has ordered that a national police camera network that logs more than 10m movements of motorists every day be placed under statutory regulation.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2010


Low value personal injury claims in road traffic accidents – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 7th, 2009 in costs, personal injuries, press releases, road traffic, time limits by sally

“Policy report outlining a new claims process for road traffic accident personal injury claims valued between £1,000 and £10,000.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 6th October 2009


Fines for not wearing a seatbelt double – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2009 in fines, news, road safety, road traffic by sally

“Fines for not wearing a seatbelt have been doubled to £60 after the Home Office admitted the previous penalty was not acting as a sufficient deterrent.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2009


London mayor Boris Johnson wants legal left turn for cyclists at red lights – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2009 in bicycles, news, road traffic by sally

“Cyclists in London will be able to legally run red traffic lights if plans by Boris Johnson, the capital’s mayor and a keen cyclist, get the go-ahead from the government.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th April 2009


Road accident victims ‘bullied into settling’ by insurers – The Times

Posted February 5th, 2009 in accidents, compensation, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

“Motor accident victims are facing high pressure tactics from insurers to settle for less compensation than they are entitled to receive, a leading accident lawyer said this evening.”

Full story

The Times, 5th February 2009


Dog walker receives £2.7 million compensation after being hit by car – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2008 in compensation, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

“A businesswoman who suffered brain damage after being hit by a car on a zebra crossing has won £2.75 million in compensation.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2008


Abnormal load death ‘accidental’ – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2008 in inquests, news, road traffic by sally

“An accidental death verdict has been recorded over the death of a nurse whose car collided with an abnormal load travelling with no police escort.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2008


Pressure group complains about five-year number plate retention –

Posted September 17th, 2008 in closed circuit television, data protection, news, privacy, road traffic by sally

“Activists have complained to the UK’s privacy regulator about plans to keep information gleaned from number plate-reading cameras for five years. Privacy International has said that the keeping of data for that long is ‘unnecessary and disproportionate’.”

Full story, 16th September 2008


Fears over privacy as police expand surveillance project – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2008 in closed circuit television, data protection, news, police, road traffic by sally

“The police are to expand a car surveillance operation that will allow them to record and store details of millions of daily journeys for up to five years, the Guardian has learned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th September 2008


Drink-drive death total drops 18% – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2008 in accidents, alcohol abuse, news, road traffic by sally

“The number of people killed by drinking and driving has fallen by almost a fifth, government statistics reveal.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th August 2008


Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008

Posted August 1st, 2008 in legislation, local government, London, parking, road traffic, transport by sally

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (pdf)


Ministers speed up compensation for road accident victims – The Times

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in compensation, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

“People injured in road accidents will be able to claim damages more quickly under a fast-track claims process announced by ministers yesterday.”

Full story

The Times, 23rd July 2008


Cyclists get new right to turn ‘wrong’ in one-way street – The Times

Posted June 4th, 2008 in bicycles, news, road traffic by sally

“A traffic-dodging dash the wrong way up a one-way street may be the tempting risk for many a frustrated cyclist. But it will no longer be against the law under an experiment designed to encourage more people to switch from four wheels to two.”

Full story

The Times, 4th June 2008