Driving offences triable on indictment

Driving offences triable on indictment guidance:

The offence of aggravated vehicle-taking A person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if: • they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful authority's...

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Definition of automatism An act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or a reflex), or if it is done...

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The elements of the offence Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs is an offence under section 3A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA...

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Causing death by driving while disqualified Section 3ZC of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) creates a separate offence of causing death by driving while disqualified...

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The offence of dangerous driving Dangerous driving contrary to section 2 Road traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) is an offence that can be tried in the Crown Court or the...

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Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving If a person drives a car carelessly or without consideration for other road users and their driving causes the death of...

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The elements of the offence of dangerous driving Dangerous driving is an offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988, s 1 (RTA 1988). This is an indictable only offence and...

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Duress by threats Duress by threats provides a complete defence to a charge of any offence other than murder, attempted murder and potentially treason. The defence arises...

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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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