Category Archive: Driver Conduct
An interesting report has been published by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) that warns some people could regularly be speeding but avoiding having points added to their licence.
Increasing numbers of people are choosing to attend a speed awareness courses instead of taking a fixed penalty notice, conviction or endorsement. Click here to read more »
Last week, we blogged on the case of Raymond Jenkins, a delivery driver who parked his lorry blocking a stretch of road marked with double white lines a short distance before a right hand bend. A van ploughed into the back of his vehicle at between 50 and 60mph but Mr Jenkins was charged with causing death by careless driving, convicted, duly appealed, but left with a 15 month custodial sentence. Click here to read more »
A recent Appeal Court case demonstrates how not being behind the wheel of your vehicle does not mean you cannot be convicted of causing death by careless driving.
Delivery driver Raymond Jenkins parked his lorry on the side of the A68 in Durham in December 2010 after being unable to access the driveway of his delivery point. Click here to read more »
Almost exactly a year ago we warned readers in advance that they would soon need to carry breathalysers in their vehicle when travelling through France, or else face fines.
Then in October the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) said that although the law had been rolled out, the fines that were due to begin the following month were delayed until March. Click here to read more »
In 2010/11 almost 115,000 speeding offences were recorded in Scotland, representing more than a third of all motor vehicle offences.
By way of comparison, government statistics show that 122,400 people were prosecuted for speeding offences in England and Wales during 2011. Click here to read more »