The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Monday, February 05, 2007

What Happens Now?

This horrible accident involved an unattended car rolling into and killing a passer-by. What now? By the logic of the new law on causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving the fact that a death occurred should surely render the driver who (presumably) failed to set the handbrake properly liable to imprisonment, despite the relatively trivial nature of the carelessness.