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Road Traffic Offences Handbook


Criminal law

In stock

29 September 2008

Law Society Publishing


234 x 156 mm
336 pages

Road Traffic Offences Handbook

Kenneth Carr, Frank Lockhart and Patrick Musters


Road traffic offences take up more court time than any other type of case. This practical handbook gives practitioners guidance on the main road traffic offences.

The authors draw on their own experience of both prosecuting and defending in cases to give a balanced account of proceedings. The book explains the law in a straightforward and easy to understand format coupled with practical tips providing common sense solutions to the problems faced by practitioners dealing with such cases. In addition, the book:

  • deals with procedure in detail to show how the law works in practice
  • signposts the reader for further research and materials
  • offers useful tools including checklists and a table of offences for day-to-day practice
  • deals with all the new provisions in the Road Safety Act 2006.

This handbook will prove to be an excellent first point of reference for practitioners in the office, at the police station and in court.


1. Bad driving;
2. Road markings and signs;
3. Motorway driving;
4. Drunk driving;
5. Driving without consent;
6. Excise and trade licences;
7. Road worthiness of vehicles;
8. Penalties and sentences;
9. Procedure and case management;
10. Trial and sentencing;
11. Appeals;

About the Authors

Patrick Musters was a founder partner of TMK solicitors, now BTMK LLP and now practises as a consultant with them. He has over 30 years experience in the full range of criminal defence work as a former duty solicitor, as a higher court advocate and as a member of the Serious Fraud Panel. He is also a member of British Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Kenneth Carr is a partner at Tnt Solicitors and a member of Perren Buildings. He specialises in criminal defence work. He is a higher court advocate and duty solicitor who regularly appears in major crown court cases for both the prosecution and defence.

The late Frank Lockhart was a former Solicitor. He was a County Prosecuting Solicitor before he became a partner in Jefferies Solicitors, where he concentrated on a criminal practice but also sat as a part-time Chairman of the Industrial Tribunal and from 1985 as a Recorder. He was appointed to the Crown Court Bench in 1988 sitting mainly in Essex and retired in 2007.