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Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences 26th ed isbn 9780414028562

Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences 25th ed with 2nd Supplement

Edited by: Kevin McCormac, Peter Wallis, Philip Brown, Kathryn Swift, Wilkinson

ISBN13: 9780414025110
New Edition ISBN: 9780414028562
Published: December 2012
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 2 Volumes
Price: Out of print

As the definitive authority on road traffic offences in England and Wales, Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences covers every facet of road traffic law you are likely to encounter, whatever the situation. It provides an unbeatable combination of in-depth analysis with a user-friendly format so that the answers you need are readily to hand.

  • The 2nd Cumulative Supplement was published in December 2012
  • The 1st Supplement was published in May 2012
  • The Main Work was published in September 2011
  • Explains the law, legal principles and procedure
  • Shows both what the law is and how to proceed with prosecuting or defending a case
  • Sets out the basic principles and clarifies key terms
  • Covers specific offences chapter-by-chapter ensuring relevant information is easy to find
  • Follows through to sentencing and appeals, covering every aspect in chronological order
  • Sets out the implication of legislative and case law developments
  • Goes through typical and unusual situations and provides advice on the law relating to them
  • Provides easy access to core statutory and related primary materials, with annotation to clarify complex areas
  • Gives full consideration of the Sentencing Guidelines Council's revised Magistrates' Court Sentencing
  • Guidelines as regards each road traffic offence
  • Covers death by driving offences and the Sentencing Guidelines Council's definitive sentencing guideline applying to them


  • Analysis of recent developments in evidence and procedure (e.g. R (on the application of Trigger) v Northampton MC (2011))
  • In-depth commentary on latest drink/driving decisions
  • New case law on key aspects of road traffic law: R. v Oughton (2010) (motor manslaughter); R. v Hall (2010) (death by careless cycling); R. v Martin (2010) (death by dangerous driving: aiding and abetting); R. v Girdler (2009) (causing death by dangerous driving); Connell v Crown Prosecution Service (2011) (speed limits; evidence and corroboration); R. (on the application of Herron) v Parking Adjudicator (2010) (obstruction and parking); Vehicle and Operator Services Agency v Clayton (2010) (goods vehicles operators’ licences: exemptions); Smit Reizen BV v Minister van Verkeeren Waterstaat (2010) (definition of operating centre)
  • Note of relevant statutory instruments including changes to law as regards construction and use; driving tests and licences; keeping a vehicle not meeting insurance requirements; carriage of dangerous goods; immobilisation and removal of unfit or overloaded vehicles; detention of goods vehicles and public service vehicles; fixed penalty offences
  • Latest statutory developments in the UK and in Europe including the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and new EU Regulations on access to the international road haulage market and the international carriage of passengers by coach and bus
  • Full updating in Noter-up to Volume 2.

Road Traffic Law
Volume 1
Table of cases
Table of Statutes
Table of SIS
Table of European provisions
Table of conventions and International Agreements
Service Info
Drink/Driving Offences
Dangerous, careless and Inconsiderate Driving
Driver offences
Accidents and Furnishing Information
Vehicle Offences
Protection of drivers and passengers
Driving Licences
Excise and Trade Licences
Goods and Passenger Vehicles
Drivers' Hours and records
Theft, taking conveyances, aggravated vehicle taking, Criminal Damage and Causing danger to road users
Forgery, fraudulent use and false statements
Fixed penalties
Custodial and other penalties
Endorsement and penalty points
Special reasons and mitigating circumstances
Appendix 1 Drink driving
Appendix 2 Endorsement and sentence codes
Appendix 3 Sentencing guidelines
Appendix 4 Table of Stopping Offences
Appendix 5 Stopping Distances, etc
Volume 2
Section A: Statutes
Section B: Statutory Instruments
Section C: European Union Legislation
Section D: International Agreements;