AVZ Blog (August 2022) Motoring offences –what happened at court in 2021: England and Wales

Download this blog as a pdf here Key points At court in 2021 (England and Wales), Motoring offences—both prosecutions and convictions - rose by 22% in 2021, faster than other types of crime.Speed limit court prosecutions rose by 24% to 208,493. They account for the largest share of motoring offences prosecuted at court - despite …

AVZ Blog (August 2022) Motoring offence sentencing consultation: Careless driving and custody

To download this blog as a pdf click here Key points Sentencing guidelines for motoring offences are being consulted upon – for the first time in 15 years.In general, the Sentencing Council is proposing higher starting points and sentencing ranges with more use of custodial sentences.With Causing death and serious injury by careless driving, all …

AVZ Blog (Nov21) Hit and run – sentence needed that fits this cowardly crime

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here Today there is a Westminster Hall debate on penalties for fatal road traffic offences. This has been achieved due to petitions from families bereaved by crashes where the driver left the scene. The families of Matt Smyth, Paul Wood and Ryan Saltern have made this debate …