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Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences
Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences
29th Edition, Mainwork & 2nd Supplement
Practice Area:  Road Traffic
ISBN:  9780414079847
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editor:Kevin McCormac
Publication Date:  31 May 2020
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback, Paperback
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The first supplement to the 29th edition of Wilkinson’s Road Traffic Offences brings the main work up to date to April 1, 2020 and deals with the developments in road traffic law since the publication of the 29th edition in 2019.
Coverage includes:
  • Noting of the effects of removing the title ‘Justices’ Clerk’ from legislation
  • In-depth commentary on latest case law including:
    • DPP v Walsall Magistrates’ Court Ex p. Bhusal and DPP v Lincoln Magistrates’ Court Ex p. Thaiss [2019]—criteria for determining requests for disclosure in drink drive cases for consideration by defence experts;
    • DPP v The Crown Court at Caernarfon Ex p. Davies [2019]—criteria for determining requests for disclosure in speeding cases for consideration by defence experts;
    • DPP v Marrable [2020]—challenges to speed check equipment;
    • Twigg v R. [2019]—evidence from a blood sample may still be admissible despite breach of statutory requirements;
    • Jones [2019]—relevance of the condition of the driver in relation to careless driving;
    • DPP v Barreto [2019]—limitations of offence of use of hand held telephone device;
    • Dootson; Shoulder; Rafique [2019]—sentencing for causing serious injury by dangerous driving;
    • Wilson [2019]—sentencing for causing death by careless driving whilst over the prescribed limit for cannabis;
    • Aboutboul v London Borough of Barnet [2020]—commencement of time limits in relation to case stated–committal for sentence;
    • DPP v McFarlane [2019] and Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2020—procedure for additional charges where proceedings already commenced;
    • Brown v DPP [2019]—compliance with time limit when commencing proceedings by written charge;
    • Luton BC v Altavon Luton Ltd [2019]—identifying date of offence for purposes of time limits where offence is a continuing offence;
    • R. (Chesterfield Poultry Ltd) v Sheffield Magistrates’ Court [2019]—limitations on challenges to the certificate stating the date when sufficient information to justify a prosecution came to the notice of the prosecutor;
    • Reading BC v Mudassar Ali [2019]—plying for hire; o R. v Parsons [2019]—importance of using slip rule where available to avoid unnecessary appeals

Wilkinson’s Road Traffic Offences


How to use this Supplement
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
Table of EU Provisions
Updates to Chapters -
2. Procedure
3. Evidence
4. Drink/Driving Offences
5. Dangerous, Careless and Inconsiderate Driving, Etc.
6. Driver Offences
8. Vehicle Offences
9. Protection of Drivers and Passengers
10. Insurance
12. Excise and Trade Licences
13. Goods and Passenger Vehicles
14. Drivers’ hours and Records
18. Custodial and Other Penalties
20. Disqualification
22. Appeals


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