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Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences 29ed with 2nd Supplement isbn 9780414079847

Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences 29th ed

Edited by: Kevin McCormac, Philip Brown, Nick Watson, Peter Veits, Joanna Woodhouse

ISBN13: 9780414071803
New Edition ISBN: 9780414079847
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414067622
Published: September 2019
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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Wilkinson’s Road Traffic Offences covers all the criminal offences linked to motoring, including speeding, drink driving, dangerous driving, insurance violations, license violations, offences concerning the condition of vehicles, etc.

In addition to commentary relating to this range of offences, the title also includes definitions of motoring terms and court procedural information and instructions to guide practitioners through this area of the law from both a prosecution and defense perspective.

Key features:

  • 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;
  • Advises on everything from the everyday to the esoteric;
  • One stop shop for road traffic lawyers, providing up-to-date and authoritative answers.
Coverage includes:
  • Brings the main work up to date to August 1, 2019 including legislation resulting from the proposed exit from the EU.
  • Detailed coverage of the important decisions in R. (on the application of Poskitt) v Reading Magistrates’ Court [2018] and Platinum Crown Investments Ltd v North East Essex Magistrates’ Court [2017] in relation to the power of the appeal courts in relation to interlocutory rulings in a magistrates’ court.
  • Analysis of the cases where the UK courts have considered the compatibility of legislation relating to insurance of motor vehicles with EU Directives: RoadPeace v Secretary of State for Transport [2017], R&S
  • Pilling (t/a Phoenix Engineering) v UK Insurance Ltd [2019], Lewis v Tinsdale and others [2018], Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Triglav dd [2016], Fundo de Garantia Automovel v Juliana (C-80/17, EU:C:2018:661) and the decision of the Supreme Court in Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd [2019].?
  • Coverage of important decisions relating to the powers associated with the laying of informations and changes to their content Begum v Luton B.C. [2018] (laying of informations); R. v Woodward [2017] (significance of distinction between investigating and prosecuting for purpose of time limits); Platinum
  • Crown Investments Ltd. v North East Essex Magistrates’ Court [2017] and Dougall v CPS [2018] (approach to amendment of informations).
  • Detailed coverage of the important decisions in R. (on the application of DPP) v Sunderland Magistrates’ Court [2018] and R (Parashar) v Sunderland Magistrates’ Court and CPS [2019] (judicial review of decisions where it is alleged there had been a material mistake as to fact leading to unfairness).

Road Traffic Law
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 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.