CTC is deeply disappointed that the jury has not convicted in this case. The excuse of glare should not be an excuse – a careful and comptetent driver should drive to the conditions, slowing down and taking extra care if conditions are sunny.
Graeme Walton of Melton Ross, near Barnetby in North Lincolnshire was involved in a collision with the driver of a red articulated goods vehicle on the A18, between the junction of the A46 Laceby bypass and Barnoldby-le-Beck.
Judges do not always impose extended retests for causing death by careless driving, so it is encouraging to see one imposed in this case. However, a two year driving ban is far too short for driving that caused a death.
CTC is calling for greater use of extended driving bans and re-education in sentencing for driving offences.