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Careless driving charge contested by the Cycling Lawyer

The Crown Prosecution Service has a penchant for reducing motoring offences from dangerous to careless. The bureaucratic loops one must jump through to challenge this decision put most people off pursuing a complaint, but a prominent barrister has done just that.
Lorry driver overtaking dangerously close

On the Road Justice website CTC has recorded numerous cases where a driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving only for the CPS to lessen the charge to careless driving or to accept a guilty plea for careless driving. A swift conviction is more likely to be secured for careless than dangerous driving, which undoubtedly is one of the reasons the CPS choose to lessen the charge.

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Road.cc - 26 March 2012

A female cyclist and CTC member, who will spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair after being hit by a car driven by an 89-year-old motorist with defective eyesight, has received an out-of–court settlement of more than a million pounds.

A female cyclist and CTC member, who will spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair after being hit by a car driven by an 89-year-old motorist with defective eyesight, has received an out-of–court settlement of more than a million pounds in compensation.

Christine Glennon from High Wycombe, aged in her 60s, received severe spinal injuries in the incident, which occurred in Shoemoor Lane in Frieth, near Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

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