Road Traffic and Transportation Offences in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R v Hennigan
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 25 Feb 1971

    The Court would like to emphasise this, that there is of course nothing in the Statute which requires the manner of the driving to be a substantial cause, or a major cause, or any other description of cause, of the accident. So long as the dangerous driving is a cause and something more than de minimis, the Statute operates.

  • R v Krawec
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 26 Nov 1984

    In our judgment the unforeseen and unexpected results of the carelessness are not in themselves relevant to penalty. The primary considerations are the quality of the driving, the extent to which the appellant on the particular occasion fell below the standard of the reasonably competent driver; in other words, the degree of carelessness and culpability. The unforeseen consequences may sometimes be relevant to those considerations.

  • Re Attorney General's Reference (No.152 of 2002); R v Robert Charles Cooksley
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 03 Abr 2003

    It is designed to protect road users in the future from an offender who had shown himself to be a real risk on the roads. The Panel suggests the risk represented by the offender is reflected in the level of culpability which attaches to his driving so that matters relevant to fixing the length of the driving disqualification for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving will be much the same as those factors we have listed already.

  • Attorney General's Reference (Nos. 14 and 24 of 1993); R v Shepherd; R v Wernet
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 17 Dic 1993

    The Road Traffic Act 1991 created two new offences by way of amendment of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Section 1 of the 1991 Act substituted for sections 1 and 2 of the 1988 Act the new offence of causing death by dangerous driving, thereby replacing the offence of causing death by reckless driving. At one time earlier in the somewhat chequered history of road traffic offences there had been an offence of causing death by dangerous driving.

  • R v Boswell
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 19 Jun 1984

    Thirdly, the driver who disregards warnings from his passengers, a feature which occurs quite frequently in this type of offence. Fourthly, prolonged, persistent and deliberate course of very bad driving – one of the cases today illustrates that ~ a person who over a lengthy stretch of road ignores traffic signals, jumps red lights, passing other vehicles on the wrong side, driving with excessive speed, driving on the pavement and so on.

  • R v Jack Richardson; R v Sheppard; R v Abery; R v Little; R v Poel; R v Robertson
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 18 Dic 2006

    Everyone knows, or should know, that the consumption of even small quantities of alcohol undermines the ability of any driver to apply his full concentration to the road.

  • R v Petherick (Rosie Lee)
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 03 Oct 2012

    Eighth, in a case where custody cannot proportionately be avoided, the effect on children or other family members might (our emphasis) afford grounds for mitigating the length of sentence, but it may not do so. If it does, it is quite clear that there can be no standard or normative adjustment or conventional reduction by way of percentage or otherwise. It is a factor which is infinitely variable in nature and must be trusted to the judgment of experienced judges.

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Legislation
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1990
    ......to be moved whether on roads" or otherwise. . (7) The ‘enforcing authority\xE2"... . . (f) convictions for such offences under section 23(1) below. as may be prescribed;. ...facilitating its transportation;. . . (d) may make available to waste disposal ...the passage or with the safety of traffic along the. highway or, in Scotland, road in ......
  • High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Act 2021
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2021
    ...... an undertaker to whom section 85 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 applies (sharing of ...Traffic Traffic . S-40 . Traffic 40 Traffic . . ... section 177 (offences in connection with powers to enter land). . (6) ... to be approved only in relation to transportation on so much of the route as lies between (but does ......
  • The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2016
    ... . STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS . 2016No. 362 . ROAD TRAFFIC . The Traffic Signs Regulations and ... Offenders Act 1988 ( 77) relating to offences under section 36 of the 1988 Act. . 3 . If the ... . . 16 . . Random vibration (transportation) . AM2 . . SCHEDULE 15 . Regulation 3, ......
  • The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2017
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2017
    ......Licensing of air traffic controllers Licensing of air traffic controllers ... . . NCO.SPEC.HESLO.110 . Transportation of dangerous goods”. . . S-60 . After ...Articles 49(c) and 56(e) omit those offences that are no longer relevant by virtue of the EU ..., Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Vulnerability Discourses and Drug Mule Work: Legal Approaches in Sentencing and Non‐Prosecution/Non‐Punishment Norms
    • Núm. 56-3, Septiembre 2017
    • The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice
    This article analyses the meaning of vulnerability in discourses about drug mules and couriers at a national and international level, particularly the cases of Costa Rica and England and Wales. Dra...
    ...... in sentencing practices for drug offences. Vulnerabilitydiscourses also underpin claims ... by John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DQ, UK . The Howard Journal Vol56 ... and commercial interest in the transportation of a drug . . ’ (European Monitoring ......
  • Index to Volume 62, 1999
    • Núm. 62-6, Noviembre 1999
    • The Modern Law Review
    ......by Blackwell Publishers 108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 IJF, UK and 350 Main Street, Malden, ... Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 880 Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998 (Rep Ire) ... 373 Race Relations Act 1976 411 Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999 903 Sale of Goods Act ... v Doherty (1998) 550 Veracruz Transportation Inc v VC Shipping Co Inc (1992) 553 Vereker v ......
  • Of Rights and Rhetoric: Discourses of Degradation and Exploitation in the Context of Sex Trafficking
    • Núm. 35-2, Junio 2008
    • Journal of Law and Society
    International condemnations of people trafficking (particularly of women and girls for prostitution) as a human rights violation have proliferated in recent times. The deployment of human rights in...
    ...... by Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DQ, UK and 350 Main Street, Malden, ..., focusing on the combination of transportation and exploitation. Under Article 3, it states that ...- Gordon, `Reforming the Law on Sexual Offences' in Sexuality Repositioned: Diversity and the ......
  • Where are we and where are we going in the offshore context: The Cayman Islands experience
    • Núm. 2-3, Enero 1999
    • Journal of Money Laundering Control
    • 225-248
    Supporting the international fight against drug trafficking and serious crime is hard to contest; it is like being in favour of family values. Likewise, therefore, the fight against money launderin...
    ...... l fight agains t dru g traffickin g an d seriou s crim e i s har d t o ... an d t o mak e the m extraditabl e offences , an d t o provid e fo r freezin g an d ... (9 ) International Transportation of Currency B y la w o r regulation , th e ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Regulatory Newsletter
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... was carrying out repairs underneath a road-sweeping truck when he inadvertently removed the ... estimated that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is at work at the ... to the manner in which environmental offences are punished in the criminal courts. In ... of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 (transportation of controlled waste without registering) Section ......
  • Environment Newsletter - February 2011
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... out how the EA enforces environmental offences, how it chooses the appropriate criminal or civil ...Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs, recently stated that the U.S. government ... 93% of scheduled international air traffic; the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC); ...The inference and implication being that road transport will become a more viable economic ......
  • The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, Tenth Edition – UK
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    As it has since inception, this tenth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides a survey of evolving legal constructs in 21 jurisdictions around the world. It remains ...
    ...... all major European urban areas and transportation corridors by 2025, with several interim ... T echnology, set out the deployment road map and detailed commitments, for example to ......
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