Dangerous driving charge

Man charged with death of motorcyclist

A St Austell man charged with causing the death of motorcyclist Terry Bettison by driving a BMW dangerously on the A38 appeared at Truro Crown Court on Friday June 14th.

Driver who pleaded guilty after moped rider killed jailed for causing death by careless driving (February 2013)

A motorist from Kent has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a teenage scooter rider in Dorset earlier this year. Jade Clark, 16, from Ringwood was riding on the A31 near Ashley Heath in February when she was struck by a car.

Cyclist dies and man arrested after Lewisham Loampit Vale crash (24/06/13)

The driver of the car involved in the incident- a red Audi – did not initially stop at the scene but was located a short distance away. The 28-year-old male driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

Man remanded in custody over Great Massingham bike crash (07/06/13)

A man has been remanded in custody after a collision with a cyclist in Great Massingham during a police chase.

Man charged after collision with cyclist (07/06/13)

A 28-year-old man has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving following a collision near Great Massingham on Friday June 7th 2013.

Driver James Eagles jailed for death of moped rider William Stevenson (29/05/12)

A lorry driver has been jailed for four years for causing the death of a 74-year-old moped rider after his HGV ploughed into the back of the bike.

Man summonsed to court to face death by dangerous driving charge for zebra crossing crash (07/12/12)

A 19-year-old Faversham man has been summonsed to court to face a charge of causing death by dangerous driving, after a dog walker was knocked down on a zebra crossing.

Suspended sentence for driver who used camper van "as a weapon" to ram cyclist (June 2013)

A driver who, in the words of the trial judge used his camper van “as a weapon” to ram a cyclist in a road rage attack which only by matter of “luck than judgement” didn’t kill him has been given a suspended three month prison sentence, banned from driving for a year, he was given a curfew for four months from 7pm to 5am and ordered to do 200 hours community service.

Driver jailed over Stockton Road pedestrian death (31/10/12)

Alan Brown, 65, was struck by a vehicle on Stockton Road, between Middlesbrough and Thornaby, on 31 October.

CTC's view: 

This is a prime example of an unduly lenient sentence, this man could be driving again in 10 years, yet he has shown on multiple occasions that he is not a responsible driver. He should have been given a life-time driving ban and a much longer prison term to discourage him from breaking a driving ban. The maximum prison term for causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years.

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