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Thread: A few questions re the police/law

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    Default A few questions re the police/law

    1) Do driving without due care and attention and failure to stop (if proven) count as civil or criminal convictions?

    2) If speeding isn't picked up on a speed camera at a particular time e.g. no flashes and no subsequent letters in the post from the police, can they still go back to speed cameras on a certain route months afterward to look for evidence of speeding, if an accident on that particular route later comes to light and they need it for evidence?

    3) If a license is revoked, is there usually a duty to report this on non-driving related general job applications?

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    1. They count as motoring offences and are only relevant to further motoring convictions.
    2. Simple answer is that if it comes up during an investigation that a vehicle could be proven to have been exceeding the speed limit, and that driver was being prosecuted for causing the collision, then the vehicle speed could be taken into consideration when sentencing.
    3. For employment purposes for non-driving jobs it is not required for you to volunteer the information. However, if a direct question is asked relevant to it, you are required to answer truthfully. (Some companies are trying to get employees to car-share, so it is possible you could be asked about driving.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolebama View Post
    1. They count as motoring offences and are only relevant to further motoring convictions.
    2. Simple answer is that if it comes up during an investigation that a vehicle could be proven to have been exceeding the speed limit, and that driver was being prosecuted for causing the collision, then the vehicle speed could be taken into consideration when sentencing.
    3. For employment purposes for non-driving jobs it is not required for you to volunteer the information. However, if a direct question is asked relevant to it, you are required to answer truthfully. (Some companies are trying to get employees to car-share, so it is possible you could be asked about driving.)
    1. I am pretty sure these are criminal offences.

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    Yes, as Police and CPS are involved, they are criminal, but are dealt with as motoring offences.

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    Last edited by sean5302; 06-11-09 at 23:23.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    So if they result in fines and/or points (but not imprisonment) would they be regarded as criminal records?

    Also, what I was trying to clarify regarding speed cameras is whether they have footage that can be used for other reasons, e.g. if there was any kind of incident in the road, even if it wasn't speeding, can speed camera footage be recovered to use for evidence?

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    finished
    Last edited by sean5302; 06-11-09 at 23:22.

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