Catalin Bond wrote (see)
It does happpen.Probably more than we think. A friend's boyfriend payed an employee to take points!
i know someone who was jailed for that. 6 months i think.
i wouldn't do it.
it seems that people regard this as a trivial matter though and then go on about the stupidity of jailing someone for speeding. but that isn't what it is about at all.
Badly Drawn Bloke wrote (see)
That argument is often used. So the CPS determine guilt rather than a court and jury?
i'm not usually a daily mail reader but this story might make people think about the consequences:
SuperCaz wrote (see)
I do know someone who has done it as the person who would have lost their licence would also have lost their job and income if they were unable to drive.
Surely that's all the more reason follow the law, like the rest of us do, rather than try and illegally get oput of a punishment.
For the record, I wouldn't take the points for someone else, if I did have a driving licence
so the law of the land can be upheld?
or shall we only prosecute financially viable cases?
that wouldn't leave too many.
I think this is a good prosecution as if successful it takes someone off the road who seems to have no consideration of the rules. The roads would be much safer if there was a concerted campaign to take the worst 10% of drivers off the roads.
Remember that only 18% of fatalities are caused in accidents where breaking the speed limit or driving too fast for the conditions are cited as a cause. Over 4x as many deaths are caused in accidents where the speed limits are observed. (you can find this in the national archives online if you don't believe me)
Bad driving kills, especially poor observation.
I like the way they are BOTH being prosecuted for perjury. I bet that wasn't what she had in mind when she decided to try and get back at him.
M.ister W wrote (see)
So the police have spent 8 months investigating, the CPS have spent time putting a case together and now the courts are going to prosecute. Where's the public interest in spending that much tax payers money on this?
That's a very good point. It was an offence commited 9 years ago... no one would say it should be ignored but in the overall scheme of things it's a relatively modest offence... no one has been hurt. Just slap them both with a fine and let life go on....
Dark Vader wrote (see)
Just slap them both with a fine and let life go on....
there's no mechanism for doing that now as it is a criminal offence.
so they'll have to take their chances in court.
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