Update: road traffic

Jonathan Black reviews the latest cases on drink-driving offences and speeding

22 Apr 2008

THE COMPARATIVELY SMALL number of cases of note since the previous update is possibly a reflection of the difficulties in obtaining funding for challenging convictions on appeal or that the Divisional Court has now closed most of the loopholes in road traffic legislation. Alternatively, lawyers may merely be biding their time pending implementation of the substantial provisions of the Road Safety Act 2006 which should provide further fertile ground for challenging the legislation applicable to motorists.

Drinking and driving – provision of breath

The question of how much breath a driver has to provide in order to satisfy the requirements of the legislation when giving a specimen at a police ...

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