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Published by Transport Research Laboratory in Crowthorne, Berkshire .
Written in English


  • Traffic violations -- Great Britain.,
  • Automobile drivers" tests -- Great Britain.,
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Great Britain.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 13).

Statementby L.M. Pearce.
SeriesTRL report -- 253
ContributionsTransport Research Laboratory (Great Britain)
LC ClassificationsHE5614.5.G7 P43 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. :
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16220517M

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  Data on the use of retesting as a penalty for dangerous driving has been obtained from a number of sources. Analysis of this data, and an investigation into court procedures, was carried out to monitor the impact of retesting since its introduction in July Retesting For New Drivers Who Offend. Well Done if you have just passed your Driving Test. Resist the temptation to go mad. If you tot up six penalty points within two years of passing your practical test, you'll have to take both tests again. Some New Drivers have had their driving licences revoked as a result of their own irresponsible driving. Driving Offence: Prison: Fine: Driving Ban: Penalty Points: Causing death by dangerous driving* 14 years: Unlimited: Obligatory. Min 2 years compulsory re–test. 3–11** Dangerous driving* 2 years: Unlimited: Obligatory. Compulsory re–test. Min 1 year. 3–11** Causing death by careless driving under the influence of drink or drugs: 14 years: Unlimited: Obligatory Min 2 . Where the offender’s driving behaviour amounts to little more than momentary inattention or misjudgment, or involves carelessness rather than deliberateness, or involves no sustained pattern of driving that could be described as dangerous, a court may be entitled to conclude that the offence falls within the exception of dangerous driving cases for which a non-custodial .

Dangerous driving. —(1) A person shall not drive a vehicle in a public place at a speed or in a manner which, having regard to all the circumstances of the case (including the nature, condition and use of the place and the amount of traffic which then actually is or might reasonably be expected then to be therein) is dangerous to the public. The offences involving dangerous driving are contained in s 52A Crimes Act There are two basic offences depending upon the consequences of the driving: s 52A(1) where death is occasioned, and s 52A(3), where grievous bodily harm is occasioned. There are aggravated forms of each of the basic offences. The court has discretion to disqualify until a test is passed where an offender is convicted of any endorsable offence. Where disqualification is obligatory, the extended test applies. In other cases, it will be the ordinary test (Road Traffic Offenders Act , s). An offender disqualified as a ‘totter’ under the penalty points.   Dangerous drivers could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison instead of the current two under tougher measures against reckless driving announced by Justice Secretary Jack Straw today a move which has been welcomed by .

Incident (s) involving excessive speed or showing off, especially on busy roads or in built-up area; Single incident where little or no damage or risk of personal injury but offender was disqualified driver. 12 weeks custody. High level community order to 26 weeks custody Disqualify 15 – 24 months. Prolonged bad driving involving deliberate. Penalty points for speeding can range from 3 to 6 penalty points, or they can carry an outright driving disqualification. If you receive 12 or more driving licence points within a three year period you are liable to be disqualified from driving for a minimum period of 6 months. Careless driving, whilst carrying a discretionary disqualification, would normally be resolved by a penalty of 3–9 points plus a fine. A penalty point endorsement is not an option for dangerous driving for which a 12 month minimum ban is compulsory. How easy is to persuade the Police to reduce a dangerous driving offence to careless driving? If you are convicted of dangerous driving that causes bodily harm, the minimum penalty is: for a first offence, a fine of $1,, for a second offence, imprisonment for a term of 30 days, and for each subsequent offence, imprisonment for a term of days.