Speed limits were first introduced as long ago as 1865. Between 1865 and 1896 “locomotives” on the highway had to be preceded by a pedestrian carrying a red flag. They were subject to a speed limit of 2 mph in populated areas and 4 mph elsewhere. The maximum speed limit was then increased to 14 […]
Monthly Archives October 2013
Use of mobile phones whilst driving is lower in Britain than in other countries. A recent Ipsos OTX Poll of motorists in 24 countries, which some may find surprising, shows that Britain had the lowest proportion of drivers saying they have texted, emailed or used social media while driving. At just 8%, British drivers differed from their counterparts in […]
From 7 October, the National Crime Agency will replace the Serious Organised Crime Agency. It will also take over the running of the UK Financial Intelligence Unit. The new Agency will deal with a range of serious criminal offences, including organised crime, serious fraud, cyber crime and child exploitation.
It’s not quite “Breaking Bad”, but starting later this month TV cameras will be allowed at the Court of Appeal, although only during legal argument and judgments. Broadcasting of cases in the Supreme Court happens already. The Government is also planning to allow broadcasting of sentencing remarks in Crown Court cases in the future. However, witnesses or defendants […]