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Title: Driving offences
Authors: Corbett, C
Keywords: Driving offences;Road traffic offending;Speeding;Bad driving;Impaired driving;Drink-driving
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Willan Publishing, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Citation: In Brookman, F., Maguire, M., Pierpoint, H., Bennett, T., (Eds.), Handbook on Crime, Chapter 45, Jan 2010.
Abstract: This chapter on driving offences will largely follow the template of earlier chapters except that owing to their vast number, a limited selection only will be examined based on their high volume, seriousness and public concern. The first section will define what driving offences are, how they developed alongside the emerging car culture, and it will consider the contemporary landscape. The second section will give a general overview of patterns and trends, those most likely to engage in road traffic offending, and kinds of explanations voiced by drivers and theoretical approaches used. The next three sections will follow a similar pattern and focus on speeding, bad driving – mostly dangerous and careless offences, and impaired driving – mostly drink-driving but mentioning drug-driving and fatigued driving. In addition, contemporary debates and key issues concerning each will be considered, along with official responses to each offence category comprising court-based penalties and other measures. The final section will draw the key threads and themes together, noting the danger of work-related driving. Given that up to a third of all road traffic collisions involve somebody at work at the time accounting for up to 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week (DfT and HSE, 2003), the importance of reducing traffic offending is clear.
Description: Copyright @ 2010, Taylor & Francis Group. This material is posted on this site with the permission of the publishers.
ISBN: 978-1-84392-371-8
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Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers

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