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Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences
Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences
27th Edition, 2nd Supplement
Practice Area:  Road Traffic
ISBN:  9780414059634
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editors:Kevin McCormac; Peter Wallis
Publication Date:  06 Dec 2016
Format:  Hardback, eBook - ProView
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The second supplement to the 27th edition of Wilkinson’s Road Traffic Offences brings the main work up to date and deals with the developments in road traffic law since the publication of the first supplement.

Coverage includes:
  • Brings the main work up to date to August 1, 2016.Detailed coverage and analysis (including a flow chart) of the important decision in R. v Needham [2016] regarding the application of the extension period to a driving disqualification where the offender also receives an immediate custodial.
  • Detailed coverage of the important decision of the Chief Magistrate and Senior District Judge in R v Cipriani [2016] where extensive guidance was given in relation to the conduct of drink drive cases including case management at the first hearing, disclosure, expert witnesses and challenging the reliability of breath machines. 
  • In-depth commentary on latest case law: Watt (Natasha) v Murphy [2016] (special reasons for not disqualifying – driver of emergency response vehicle); Waine v Procurator Fiscal [2016] (mitigating circumstances – effect on employees as well as driver); R. (Cuns) v Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court [2016] (reasonable excuse – obligations on defence and prosecution); R v Sutton [2016](causation in offence of causing death by careless driving).
  • Coverage of sentencing cases on causing death or serious injury by dangerous driving and on dangerous driving including: R v Trojanowski [2016] (including consideration of length of disqualification on a professional driver); R v Howsego [2016]; R v Sandhu [2016]; R v Shaw [2016]. 
  • Coverage of sentencing case on causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs: R v Entwhistle [2016].
  • Noting expansion of the designation of prosecutors able to issue a written charge and requisition in order to institute criminal proceedings. 
  • Noting changes to provisions governing driving licences including the extension if some exchangeable licence provisions to Switzerland.  
  • Note of relevant changes in the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (as amended).
  • Updating of Appendix 2 (Endorsement Codes) and Appendix 3 (Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines – explanatory material) and noting the increase to the amounts of the (victims’) surcharge. 
  • Full updating in Noter-up to Volume 2 including the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.

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