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Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences
Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences
28th Edition
Practice Area:  Road Traffic
ISBN:  9780414064706
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editor:Kevin McCormac
Publication Date:  28 Nov 2017
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Coverage includes:

  • Brings the main work up to date to August 1, 2017.
  • Detailed coverage and analysis (Including a flow chart) of the important decision in R. v Needham [2016] regarding the application of the extension period to a driving disqualification where the offender also receives an immediate custodial sentence. 
  • Detailed coverage of the important decision in R. v Hassani [2017] (where the Court affirmed and restated the decision of the Chief Magistrate and Senior District Judge in R v Cipriani [2016]) giving extensive guidance in relation to the conduct of drink drive cases including case management at the first hearing, disclosure, expert witnesses and challenging the reliability of breath machines. 
  • Coverage of the changes to the Magistrates’ Courts Sentencing Guidelines and the new guidelines effective in 2017 including the guidance relating to driving whilst over the limit with drugs.
  • Detailed coverage of changes affecting the operation of the MIB scheme where a driver is uninsured or untraceable and of cases confirming the restriction on exclusions from insurance cover: Wastell v Woodward (Deceased) [2017]; R&S Pilling (t/a Phoenix Engineering) v UK Insurance Ltd [2017]; and R&S Pilling (t/a Phoenix Engineering) v UK Insurance Ltd [2017] and Oldham BC v Sajjad [2016]
  • Full updating following the implementation of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016
  • Coverage of the effect of the developing changes in mutual recognition of driving disqualification.
  • In-depth commentary on latest case law: R. v Taylor [2016] (Supreme Court decision on fault where a driving accident resulted in death); R. v. Beech [2016] (disqualifying passengers and requiring them to take an extended test); R. v. Brandford [2016] (duress); R. v. G [2016] (extending the scope of the ‘slip rule’ in the Crown Court);. R. v. Hamlett [2015] (the importance of properly assessing value before ordering forfeiture of a motor vehicle).
  • Coverage of sentencing cases on causing death by dangerous driving including: R v Gard [2017]; R v Barker [2017].
  • Coverage of sentencing cases applying further the guidance in Dewdney [2015] and Hussain [2015] on causing serious injury by dangerous driving including Taylor [2016] and Bruziene [2017].
  • The availability of self-defence in relation to a charge of dangerous driving: R v Tracey Riddell [2017]
  • Coverage of sentencing case on causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs: R v Jolly [2016].
  • Note of relevant changes in the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (as amended) and the Criminal Practice Directions.
  • Updating of Appendix 2 (Endorsement Codes) and changes regarding fixed penalty amounts

Editorial Board

Kevin McCormac, O.B.E., M.A. (General Editor) is a barrister, Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, and author of Archbold Magistrates’ Courts Criminal Practice. Wilkinson is also edited by Philip Brown, M.A., LL.B., solicitor and former Senior Traffic Commissioner; Nick Watson, O.B.E., LL.M., M.B.A., District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts); Peter Veits, District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) and Joanna Woodhouse, LL.B. solicitor and Judge of the First-tier Tribunal
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