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Murder on our roads ?


Observer II
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Seems to be an increase in cases of head on collisions, due to idiots driving the wrong way down traffic lanes;  either by oldies with scrabbled egg for brains or drugged or drunk nutters.   The sad part tends to be, that the perpetrator tends to avoid death, whilst killing everyone else.  Is it time for compulsory re-testing for all drivers, including a full medical ?   And is it time that the nutters who kill with a vehicle were charged with murder - which, with our current judicial system may get them a good talking to, and time on the naughty step.

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17 minutes ago, Observer II said:

Is it time for compulsory re-testing for all drivers, including a full medical ? 

Probably but it will never happen. The courts would be full of people appealing that the test or medical was not carried out properly and that they should have passed. Not to mention the  outcry from the insurance companies at the loss of revenue.

Anyhow would not stop drug or drink drivers. How many times have you read that a drink driver is up for his fifth or sixth offence despite being banned from driving for more years than he has left to live. Charging nutters who kill with a vehicle would be just as hard as you would first have to prove that they were a nutter in which case they would get a diminished responsibility conviction which would carry a lesser sentence.

Can't wait for this no vaping in cars to start to be enforced. On the spot fines will treble overnight and licenses would be a waste of time if as a six point penalty the same as mobile phone use applies, nine points and a £2500 fine in extreme cases.🤔

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Yet another misleading and fictional opening post.  The penalty for causing death by dangerous driving is not a mere slap on the wrist but carries up to 14 years imprisonment.  Yet again this prolific thread starter prefers sensationalism over truth.  Nothing new

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The penalty for driving while using a mobile phone doesn't seem to have stopped a lot of people, particularly van drivers.

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There is a huge gap in practise between "penalties" and actual sentencing;  an example recently was of woman on her third conviction for drinking and driving,  and the female Judge didn't give her jail time or a ban - wait for it - "because she was a woman". No need to make these up - you couldn't make it up if you tried. 

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