Tag Archives: Reckless Driving

Brake calls for tougher sentencing for road deaths

Prison sentencing in the UK is considered too lenient by road safety charity Brake with 55% of killer drivers getting custodial terms. Figures released by the UK Government have shown an increase in custodial sentences for drivers guilty of causing …

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IAM calls for harsher penalties for drivers causing death by texting

UK road safety organisation argues in favour of stiffening penalties for drivers convicted of causing death by dangerous driving through mobile phone usage. The Institute of Advanced Motorists in the UK has been examining penalties handed out to drivers who …

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The inevitable consequence of overtaking on verges

Dash Cam footage of bad driving ending with a collision during a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre on a soft verge. A Russian driver of a Mitsubishi Outlander runs out of overtaking space and takes to the verge to undertake a lorry …

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Russian dangerous driving bill falters on police corruption fears

Russia’s plans to include dangerous driving as an offence in the country’s traffic regulations delayed over fears that such an offence will encourage corruption among traffic police. First tabled in the spring of 2012, the proposal to introduce the offence …

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New Jersey Criminalizes Distracted Driving as a cause of Fatal Collisions

The Governor of New Jersey has toughened penalties for drivers who cause death whilst being distracted by mobile phones. Drivers in New Jersey who cause an accident whilst distracted by mobile phones and resulting in death or serious injury will …

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Road Safety Award Received By Campaigning MP

The MP for North West Leeds has been given a road safety award for his campaign for instant driving bans for extreme offenders. Following the death of a 16-year-old Leeds resident after being involved in an incident caused by a …

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Serious Motoring Offences in the UK Receive Lenient Punishments

The Institute of Advanced Motorists details the leniency of punishments handed out by British courts to offenders guilty of the most serious driving offences. Convictions for causing death by dangerous driving and drink related driving offences have been deemed too …

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Oman Sees Increased Death Toll on Roads in 2011

Over 1000 deaths on Oman’s roads during 2011 raises levels of concern with the Royal Oman Police Despite not having a high incidence of traffic accidents compared to other states in the region, Oman is nonetheless increasing its activities to …

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