AVZ Blog (June 2022) Drug driving, rehabilitation and driving bans

To download this blog as a pdf click here Should drug drivers be rehabilitated? This is the question that the Department for Transport (DfT) is asking. Their consultation “Protecting the public from repeat drug-driving offenders: call for evidence” seeks views on the use of rehabilitation schemes for high risk drug drive offenders.   Action Vision …

AVZ Blog (Jan22) Getting unsafe drivers off our roads with license suspensions

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here AVZ Blog (Jan22) Getting unsafe drivers off our roads with license suspensions On Monday 10th January, MPs debated whether police should have the power to suspend driving licenses. This was a Westminster Hall debate triggered by the huge public support for this change. Over 104,000 people …

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 …

AVZ Blog (June 2021) Driving bans – underused and inconsistent

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here We know that active travel increased last year as did extreme speeding, with the Department for Transport (DfT) monitoring the former and police reporting the latter. And the DfT announced last week that cyclist deaths had jumped very substantially – by 40% (from 100 to 140 …