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Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast serves as a useful introduction to junior criminal law practitioners interested in the road traffic accident homicide offences and resultant penalties, including: causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by careless driving, causing death by careless driving under the influence of drink or drugs and causing death by driving unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Have considered the elements of the ‘causing death by dangerous driving offence’ and the defences available;
  • Know how to differentiate between the offence of ‘causing death by dangerous driving’ and the lesser offence of ‘causing death by careless driving’;
  • Understand the elements of the ‘causing death by careless driving under the influence of drink or drugs offence’;
  • Appreciate the draconian implications of the ‘causing death by driving unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured’ offence ;
  • Be aware of the relevant penalties and sentencing considerations for each RTA homicide offence.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Sources and References:
  • Attorney General's Reference (No 4 of 2000) [2001] RTR 415;
  • Attorney-General’s Reference (No 2 of 1992) [1993];
  • Bradford v Wilson (1983) 78 Cr App R 77;
  • Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset v Fleming [1987] 1 All ER 318;
  • Cobb v Wharton [1971] RTR 392;
  • Conteh [2004] RTR 1;
  • DPP v Robertson [2002] RTR 383;
  • Elleson v Parker (1917);
  • Floyd v Bush [1953] 1 W.L.R. 242;
  • Henderson v Jones (1955) 119 JP 304;
  • Hill and Baxter [1958] 1 QB 277;
  • Horrix v Malam [1984] RTR 112;
  • McCluskey v HM Advocate 1989 SLT 175;
  • McEachran v Hurst [1978] RTR 462;
  • McMorrow v Vannet [1998] SCT 1171;
  • Moses v Winder [1981] RTR 37;
  • Newbury v Simmons [1961];
  • Nicol v Leach [1972];
  • R v Campbell [2010] 2 Cr. App. R. (S.) 28;
  • R v Collins [1997] RTR 439;
  • R v Hennigan [1971] 3 All ER 133;
  • R v Lanfear [1968} 2 QB 77;
  • R v Larke [2010] 1 Cr. App. R. (S.);
  • R v Marchant and Muntz [2003] Crime LR 806;
  • R v Quick [1973] QB 910;
  • R v Strong [1995] Crim LR 428;
  • Reader v Barnyard [1987];
  • Road Traffic Act 1988.
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In this CPDcast Jo Morris from 1 Inner Temple Lane provides an introduction to the road traffic accident homicide offences.

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Date Recorded: 30th May 2013

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