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.
- 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
WHAT'S NEW FOR THE 25TH EDITION?
- 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.