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  1. MPs back CTC’s calls on road traffic law enforcement

    believes that it is fundamentally wrong to treat dangerous driving as anything other than ‘dangerous’, ... courses These course are offered, at the discretion of the police, in lieu of prosecution for certain ... the deterrent effect of these courses, and would like to see research into just how effective they really are. ...

    Cherry Allan - 23 Jun 2017 - 15:42

  2. "Nothing to be done" Government inaction on delayed sentencing review continues

    that the outcome of the review would be published "in due course"; a phrase which has been repeated five ... when you would complete a task and you answered ‘in due course’, that would be considered an inadequate ... or ‘in due course’! Fobbing off backbenchers To the credit of many MPs the Government has not been ...

    DuncanDollimore - 3 Jul 2017 - 11:54

  3. Helmets, excuses, irrelevant facts and blame deflection

    others lose their heads in righteous helmet indignation, we can of course rely on both the press ... a cyclist not wearing a helmet and other excuses are used to deflect blame in motoring offences, and why so ... for others, because they are motorists themselves. This is perhaps most clearly shown in the extraordinary ...

    DuncanDollimore - 3 Jul 2017 - 15:56 - 3 comments

  4. Government’s motoring offences review falls short of what’s needed to truly tackle driving standards

    penalty points by attending a re-training course. He dodged a driving ban by pleading 'exceptional ... intervention, review is promised "in due course". September 2015 – Cycling UK briefed MPs raising questions ...

    SamJones - 19 May 2017 - 11:53

  5. Can you count your Worship?

    Maths training for Magistrates. Flckr creative commons Tracey Mahler By DuncanDollimore Thursday, ... accrued. The fact that, as for many others, a disqualification would impact upon his life was entirely ... point threshold, he claimed that he had no other driver in his business qualified to undertake ...

    DuncanDollimore - 3 Jul 2017 - 16:15

  6. Still no date for Dangerous Driving sentencing review

    its review of sentencing and what opportunities there would be for consultation. Other notable points ... “Driving is unique among day-to-day activities, in that a momentary lapse of attention can lead to another ... the responsibilities of drivers for the safety of other road users- particularly pedestrians and cyclists- while ...

    SamJones - 19 May 2017 - 11:53 - 1 comment

  7. Groundhog day as Gard the texting driver pleads for leniency- again

    course. Eight lives used and with over twelve points on his licence in three years he was liable ... was caught for the ninth time. The Magistrates' acceptance, in this and so many other cases, ... soon, shortly, or in due course, but with no tangible progress. In September, Cycling UK reported on our meeting ...

    DuncanDollimore - 3 Jul 2017 - 11:31

  8. Magistrates allowed texting driver to keep his licence- and Lee lost his life

    was more important, Gard's need to drive or the safety of other road users? Too busy texting to see ... Police confirmed that Gard had not been aware of the cyclist in front of him, or indeed any of the other ... was the leopard with no interest in changing his spots. Twice he had been sent on driver awareness courses ...

    DuncanDollimore - 15 Nov 2018 - 12:15 - 7 comments

  9. Hit and run- it's only a cyclist!

    the last month with links to articles about other hit-and-run cases near Preston involving cyclists, and ... Of course officers can only be sent to investigate road traffic collisions if somebody has allocated resources within ... starts at the top. It is of course important to note that in the tragic case of Dylan Crossey last ...

    DuncanDollimore - 3 Jul 2017 - 11:08

  10. Government letting unsafe drivers “off the hook”

    and serious injuries to cyclists and other road users, it must commit to publishing its long awaited review ... in road policing and provide a much needed boost to the role of other enforcement bodies. “While the £50m ... announced for cycle training over the next 4 years is welcome, the lack of commitment ...

    SamJones - 19 May 2017 - 11:53

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