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Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences

Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences
31st Edition, 1st Supplement
Practice Area:  Criminal Law, Road Traffic
ISBN:  9780414120389
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  28 Jun 2024
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Format:  Paperback
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The first supplement to the 31st edition of Wilkinson’s Road Traffic Offences brings the main work up to date to April 1, 2024 and deals with the developments in road traffic law since the publication of the 31st edition in 2023.

Coverage includes:

  • Changes relating to electrically assisted pedal cycles and scooters;
  • The amendments affecting entitlements to drive of those with EEA issued licences;
  • Duties on drivers and operators of taxis or private hire vehicles in relation to passengers with disabilities;

In-depth commentary on latest case law including:

  • KBC v Verzekeringen – legitimacy of excluding electrically assisted pedals cycles form the definition of a ‘motor vehicle’;
  • R v ZA [2023] – approach to sentencing of young offenders;
  • R v Butt and Jenkins [2023] and R v Clark [2023] – approach for a Crown Court dealing with errors arising from committal to that court;
  • R v Norman [2023] – limits to issues on which an expert can give an opinion;
  • R. v Janjua [2024] – approach to sentence where the driving is very bad and there are others offences committed;
  • Hazard v Glasgow City Council [2023] and Commercial Plant Services [2023] – effect of defects in signage in relation to bus lanes and red route;
  • Aviva Insurance Limited v Alistair McCoist and Another [2023] – meaning of giving permission to drive in the context of insurance;
  • Royle and others v R [2023] – sentencing of those who have given significant assistance to the enforcement or prosecuting authorities;
  • R. v Marshall [2023] – approach where there has been an interim disqualification on committal for sentence but sentencing takes place more than 6 months after that disqualification was imposed;
  • Application of Miller v DPP [2004] in relation to whether delays attributable to the Covid pandemic can be ‘mitigating circumstances’ for the purposes of totting up disqualification.

About the editors:
Kevin McCormac, O.B.E., M.A. (General Editor) is a barrister 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; Malcolm Dodds, LL.M., Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts); and Nick Watson, O.B.E., LL.M., M.B.A., District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts).

CONTENTS

  • 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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