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Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences

Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences
31st Edition
Practice Area:  Criminal Law, Road Traffic
ISBN:  9780414115705
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  25 Sep 2023
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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This comprehensive legal work covers all the criminal offences associated with driving, including drink driving, dangerous driving, breaches of insurance and licence requirements, speeding, and offences relating to a vehicle’s roadworthiness. The expert commentary provides clarity on both court procedures and motoring terms, creating a practical guide that considers each aspect of this area of the law from a defence and prosecution perspective. This key reference source explores the implications of recent statutory, regulatory and case law developments including new offences and maximum penalties arising from the causing of death or serious injury by driving, disqualification from driving and the consequences of the departure of the UK from the EU. It also covers the new Sentencing Council Guidelines relating to serious driving offences.


  • Sets out the basic principles and clarifies key terms, covering specific offences chapter-by-chapter ensuring relevant information is easy to find;
  • Renowned and authoritative author team led by General Editor Kevin McCormac;
  • Sets out the implications of recent legislative and case law developments;
  • Key reference for road traffic lawyers, providing up-to-date and authoritative answers.

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  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Table of Statutory Instruments
  • Table of European Provisions
  • Table of International Conventions and Provisions
  • Chapter 1: Definitions
  • Chapter 2: Procedure
  • Chapter 3: Evidence
  • Chapter 4: Drink/Driving Offences
  • Chapter 5: Dangerous, Careless and Inconsiderate Driving, etc.
  • Chapter 6: Driver Offences
  • Chapter 7: Accidents and Furnishing Information
  • Chapter 8: Vehicle Offences
  • Chapter 9: Protection of Drivers and Passengers
  • Chapter 10: Insurance
  • Chapter 11: Driving Licences
  • Chapter 12: Excise and Trade Licences
  • Chapter 13: Goods and Passenger Vehicles
  • Chapter 14: Drivers’ Hours and Records
  • Chapter 15: Theft, Taking Conveyances, Aggravated Vehicle-taking, Criminal Damage and Causing Danger to Road Users
  • Chapter 16: Forgery, Fraudulent Use and False Statements
  • Chapter 17: Fixed Penalties
  • Chapter 18: Custodial and Other Penalties
  • Chapter 19: Endorsement and Penalty Points
  • Chapter 20: Disqualification
  • Chapter 21: Special Reasons and Mitigating Circumstances
  • Chapter 22: Appeals
  • Appendix 1: Drink/Driving
  • Appendix 2: Endorsement and Sentence Codes
  • Appendix 3: Sentencing Guidelines
  • Appendix 4: Stopping Distances, etc.


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