Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 58 (Oct)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Jackson J

Representation Ian Ball (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, Birmingham) for the prosecution.
  The defendant appeared by his litigation friend.
Judgment Dates: 4 October 2002

Catchwords

Motor insurance - Disqualification for using etc vehicle on road without policy being in force - Special reasons for not disqualifying - Defendant driving vehicle short distance - Prosecution complaining of vehicle being left parked on road - Whether shortness of distance capable of amounting to special reasons.

The Case

Special reasons for not imposing penalty points upon a conviction for using a car on a public highway without insurance could exist on the basis of the shortness of the distance driven, notwithstanding that the distance driven was not part of the prosecution case.

Practice Areas

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