Dangerous driving charge

24-year-old in court over pedestrian death (12/02/12)

A DRIVER accused of killing a pedestrian as he walked home from a night out has gone on trial for causing death by dangerous driving.

Jamie Smith, aged 24, denies causing 23-year-old Kyle Simpkins’ death by dangerous driving on Fabian Way in Swansea on February 12 2012.

Pensioner killed after being hit by motorbike in Leyton (25/07/13)

Raxmo Sharif, 73, of Jersey Road, Leytonstone, died of her injuries in hospital after being hit by a motorbike in High Road, Leyton, at 4.50pm on Thursday 25th July.

19-year-old arrested after motorcyclist killed near Soham, Cambridgeshire (03/08/13)

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist was killed in a collision near Soham.

Man arrested after Jaye Bloomfield killed in crash in Manchester (03/08/13)

Following the death of a cyclist after a collision with a car on Mancunian Way in Manchester, a man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The 44-year-old female cyclist died after being hit by a black Seat Leon on the westbound slip road from Princess Road to Mancunian Way at about 3pm on Saturday 3rd August 2013.

  • UPDATE (12/08/13)

The cyclist has been

Cyclist killed in lorry collision on St Andrews Road, Avonmouth (25/07/13)

A cyclist died after his bike was in collision with a lorry at a road junction in Avonmouth, Bristol.

CTC's view: 

There is substantial evidence that this driver drove dangerously over an extended period leading up to the crash and therefore should at least have faced an additional charge of dangerous driving.

CTC would have preferred to see a much longer driving ban imposed.

Killed Clapham cyclist's family pays tribute to daughter after van driver walks free (31/07/11)

The family of a cyclist killed in Clapham two years ago have paid tribute to their daughter after the van driver charged with her death was cleared following a trial.

Minibus driver arrested following death of cyclist Owain Richard James in Caerphilly county (21/07/13)

The 43-year-old driver is being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the incident at Newbridge on the A472.

CTC's view: 

The driving ban handed to Andrzej Wojcicki is considerably longer than the majority of bans given for causing death or bodily harm offences, which are between one and three years. CTC would like driving bans of this length – 10 years or more – to be used much more widely by judges and for longer bans to be given greater emphasis in sentencing guidelines.

In 2013, 35% of drivers who were convicted of causing death by dangerous driving and sent to prison received a custodial sentence of between three and five years, 38% received a sentence of five years or more.

The order to pass an extended driving test before regaining a driving licence is mandatory for drivers convicted of a dangerous driving offence.

Padiham man guilty of causing motorbiker's death by dangerous driving (01/11/2011)

Motorcyclist Peter Sarchet (41) died on the M65 near the Walton Summit junction when a car driven by Mark Walsh came to a near halt.

Man charged over Prudhoe hit and run which killed Kathleen Heslop (13/07/13)

David Paul Robinson, 26, of Woodhead Road in Prudhoe, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death whilst uninsured, dangerous driving, failing to stop and failing to report an incident.

The two cyclists killed in A30 Cornwall crash have been named (02/07/13)

Two cyclists have died following a collision involving a lorry near Newquay, Cornwall, police said.

CTC's view: 

CTC is deeply saddened to hear of the deaths of two cyclists on the A30 in a crash with a lorry.

Cycling on rural A roads carries a risk of death per mile travelled 20 times higher than on urban minor roads, however, the A30 is the quickest and easiest route for those cycling from Land’s End to John o’Groats.

Too often we hear of terrible tragedies like this case occurring on Britain’s busiest roads. CTC has repeatedly called on the Highways Agency to improve conditions for cyclists on its network.

CTC is calling for interim driving bans to be imposed on drivers arrested following crashes which seriously injure or kill another person, so that drivers don’t present an ongoing threat to the public before they are formally charged.

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