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Police action to help close the legal loopholes which are used by drivers to get away with driving offences.

1 September 2006

ACPO has announced that it will step up police and CPS training on prosecuting traffic offences, to help close the legal loopholes that get dangerous drivers off the hook in court. Police will also be keeping a close eye on drivers who they think have been acquitted on a technicality.

Brake, one of Britain’s road safety charities, said: “It is incredibly frustrating when drivers who put other peoples’ lives at risk on the road are let off the consequences of their actions on a mere technicality. When this happens, the criminal justice system is not doing its job in protecting the public by getting dangerous drivers off our roads.”

www.brake.org.uk

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