This introductory handbook provides information for a wide range of people – including new magistrates, police officers, motorists – who need to know about everyday road traffic offences in a concise and accessible way. It will also be of considerable us to lawyers who need key information in a manageable form, the three expert authors having distilled the advice in the book from years of first-hand experience working in the courts. The book deals with a range of common offences as well as endorsement and disqualification within the following chapters:
1. Introduction and general Outline
2. Dangerous and careless Driving (including Accidents)
3. Offences Involving Drink and Drugs
4. Legal Obligations and Documentation
5. Theft, Taking Vehicles and Like Matters
6. Miscellaneous Offences
7. Endorsement and Penalty Points
8. Disqualification from Driving
9. Special Sentencing Considerations
The book also includes the Magistrates’ Association Sentencing Guidelines as they affect Road Traffic offences and a note of the Endorsement Codes used by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
Produced under the auspices of the Justices’ Clerks’ Society.
Note: For a specialist treatment of drink driving see Drinking and Driving: A Decade of Development by Jonathan Black.
The three authors are all serving justices’ clerks responsible for the administration of courts dealing with road traffic matters and each with extensive experience of training other people in this subject.
Edited by Bryan Gibson.