May 2016 - Motoring law update

Overview of TSRGD 2016

This circular explains the new structure of the regulations, and provides worked examples to help users navigate how the new document works. It highlights what the changes means at practitioner level and provides a clear link from the previous regulations to the new version.

The DfT circular should be read in conjunction with SI 2016 No 362 by all those involved in designing and implementing traffic management schemes, and in road traffic regulation generally.


Know your traffic signs

Updated DfT publication includes guidance on the signing system, regulatory signs, speed limit signs and all other signs.


R v Needham and others [2016] EWCA Crim 455

On 7th April 2016, a specially convened Court (Treacy LJ, Jeremy Baker J and the Recorder of Cardiff) heard seven otherwise unrelated cases to consider ss.35A and 35B - in particular how the provisions operate when multiple custodial sentences are imposed, the interrelationship between the provisions, the effect of remand time/qualifying curfew and whether it ought to be taken into account in setting the period of disqualification, the commencement and transitional provisions and pronouncement of sentence when the provisions are engaged. Judgment here.