Romantiek Transport BVBA and Others v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency – Times Law Reports

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in carriage of goods, EC law, law reports, road traffic by sally

Romantiek Transport BVBA and Others v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

Court of Appeal

“A Belgian road haulier’s licence empowered a licensed haulier to engage in temporary road haulage in the United Kingdom but any full-time operation in the UK was illegal without a current licence granted by the UK licensing authority.”

The Times, 3rd June 2008

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Romantiek Transport BVBA & others v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency – WLR Daily

Posted May 20th, 2008 in carriage of goods, EC law, law reports, road traffic by sally

Romantiek Transport BVBA & others v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency [2008] EWCA Civ 534; [2008] WLR (D) 156

“A Community authorisation granted by a member state within Council Regulation (EEC) No 3118/93, which entitled a road haulage carrier to operate on a temporary basis national road haulage services in another member state (‘cabotage’), did not have the effect of enabling such a carrier to operate permanently in the UK without a current UK licence pursuant to s 2 of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995.”

WLR Daily, 19th May 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Police condemn ‘bad drivers’ site – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2008 in internet, news, road traffic by sally

“A website which publishes registration plates of ‘bad drivers’ could lead to vigilantism, police have said.”

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BBC News, 24th April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New anti-terrorism rules ‘allow US to spy on British motorists’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2008 in data protection, news, privacy, road traffic by sally

“Routine journeys carried out by millions of British motorists can be monitored by authorities in the United States and other enforcement agencies across the world under anti-terrorism rules introduced discreetly by Jacqui Smith.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drink-drive offenders could keep licences – The Times

Posted April 21st, 2008 in alcohol abuse, news, road traffic by sally

“Drink drivers would no longer automatically lose their licences under government plans to lower the alcohol limit for motorists to the equivalent of less than a pint of beer or glass of wine.”

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The Times, 21st April 2008

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Piggott v Director of Public Prosecutions – Times Law Reports

Posted March 10th, 2008 in law reports, road traffic by sally

Piggott v Director of Public Prosecutions

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“While there was no obligation on a driver, asked to provide a specimen of breath for analysis, to declare a medical condition which might make it difficult or impossible for her to meet that requirement, in some cases that might be regarded as a refusal to do so.”

The Times, 10th March 2008

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Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Porsche takes on Mayor of London over congestion charge – The Times

Posted February 19th, 2008 in congestion charges, news, road traffic by sally

“Porsche is to mount a legal challenge to Ken Livingstone’s decision to raise the London congestion charge from £8 to £25 for the highest-polluting vehicles.”

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The Times, 19th February 2008

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Piggott v Director of Public Prosecutions – WLR Daily

Posted February 15th, 2008 in law reports, road traffic by sally

Piggott v Director of Public Prosecutions

There was no obligation on an individual, required under s 7(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to provide a specimen of breath for analysis, to declare a medical condition which might make it difficult or impossible for the individual to meet the requirement.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

£25 congestion charge will hit 30,000 of worst polluting vehicles, says mayor – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2008 in environmental protection, news, road traffic by sally

“Drivers of high powered sports cars and 4x4s will be hit by a new £25 charge every time they enter central London under plans to reduce congestion and cut pollution across the capital.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Expanded Highway Code tells learners to drive with courtesy – The Independent

Posted September 28th, 2007 in news, road safety, road traffic by sally

“For the first time in eight years an updated version of the Highway Code has been released, with 133 pages to cover 29 new road rules and a plethora of safety tips.”

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The Independent, 28th September 2007

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Driver who deflected speed guns guilty of perverting justice – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in fines, news, road traffic by sally

“A businessman who had a speed gun ‘zapper’ fitted to his Range Rover and then denied knowledge of it to police was fined £5,000 yesterday and banned from driving for a year.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Evaluation of the development of support services for victims of road traffic incidents – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in road traffic, victims by sally

“This summary describes the main findings from research examining three Home Office-funded pilot schemes delivering support services to victims of road traffic incidents. The main aims of the study were to assess the development of these support services and to provide recommendations and guidelines on good practice.”

Summary

Ministry of Justice, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Road tolls “must respect privacy” – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in news, privacy, road traffic, tolls by sally

“Drivers’ privacy must be properly protected if local road charging schemes are to be introduced across England, a committee of MPs has said.”

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BBC News, 3rd August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Vehicle Registration Marks Act 2007

Posted July 25th, 2007 in legislation, road traffic by sally

Vehicle Registration Marks Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk