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  1. "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

  2. People don't like cyclists- says impartial Magistrate!

    By the time De Carne attended court he had already undertaken a cycling training course. He pleaded guilty ... In their training, Magistrates are constantly instructed that they must disqualify themselves from dealing with any ... can rely on prejudice and teach that behaviour to others? This week's lesson from a London ...

    DuncanDollimore - 3 Jul 2017 - 16:23

  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. Distracted message on driver mobile phone use

    traffic enforcement. We outlined the available evidence regarding driver re-training courses. Put bluntly, ... by catching fewer offenders, sending them for retraining, disqualifying fewer drivers and ignoring other ... a phone at the wheel avoid penalty points and a fine by attending a retraining course instead. Once you ...

    DuncanDollimore - 3 Jul 2017 - 14:25

  5. Government announces sentencing guidelines review for certain driving offences

    with other cycling organisations, has pressed the Government to commit to a review of sentencing guidelines ... offenders; for those who deliberately set out to harm others; and for those who flout driving bans. Lenient ... sentencing does not act as a deterrent to irresponsible driving that endangers the lives of others, thus ...

    RhiaFavero - 4 Jul 2017 - 12:11

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Careless driving and reckless sentencing

    of driving experience, but of course Noble was a professional driver who might reasonably be expected ... there is little that can be done other than publicise such ludicrous decisions, highlight the inconsistency ... the sentencing guidelines and take into account irrelevant factors, regrettably there is little that can be done other ...

    DuncanDollimore - 3 Jul 2017 - 13:12

  10. Consultation on motoring offences review to start before Christmas

    serious offences involving injury or death to other road users. We have long campaigned for a review ... comments on this and other issues, such as failure to stop in cases involving collisions where injuries ... are caused, appeared to be taken on board. There may therefore be opportunities to raise these and other ...

    DuncanDollimore - 15 Nov 2018 - 12:11

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