Archive for November, 2008
At a hearing in Viera, Circuit Judge Meryl Allawas “reluctantly” cancelled the December trial after the defence and state’s witnesses were unable to move existing schedule conflicts.
Lawyer Greg Eisenmenger said, “ Trials are typically scheduled months in advance to avoid such problems”.
Assistant State Attorney Tom Brown told FLORIDA TODAY. The trial was tentatively rescheduled for February the 9th before Circuit Judge Robert Burger.
Billy Lane 38, could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted, The offence is DUI manslaughter, On Labor Day 2006 Billy Lanes Truck was involved in a collision with a motorcycle being ridden by 56 year old, Park Ranger, Mr Gerald Morelock who died due to injuries sustained at the scheme.
Police said Lane’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when he crossed a double yellow line to pass cars near Melbourne Beach, striking Mr Morelock’s motorcycle head on.
Attorneys said they expect Lane’s trial to last up to 2 weeks and that they anticipate pre-trial publicity could result in a lengthy jury selection process.
Speeding fines are to be increased and could see you banned after two offences,
The new system of fines will not be based on the current fixed penalty system, the new 6 point system will only come into affect when the driver goes over a set speed limit.
For example in a 30mph area if a driver will still receive 3 points and a £60 fine for any speed allegedly up to 45mph BUT if a motorist goes above 45mph in a 30 zone they will receive 6 points and a £100 fine.
There were calls for a change in the penalty system after there was an increase of 20% in child road deaths last year. As research has shown that a pedestrian hit by a car at 35mph is twice as likely to be killed as one hit at 30mph.
Here is a list of the proposed speeds when the 6point penalty will be imposed.
32mph in a 20mph zone.
45mph in a 30mph zone.
57mph in a 40mph zone.
70mph in a 50mph zone.
82mph in a 60mph zone.
94mph in a 70mph zone.
As of yet unsure when these will come into effect so just take things a little more steadier.
We’ve all heard the news story,
The BBC ran a news article said to show speed camera’s causing accidents and them somehow the article disappears,
Well hear it is the two clips show cars crashing due to sudden braking causing the drivers to lose control as soon as they realise there is a speed camera ahead,
Draw your own conclusions,
They consider them to be ‘motorised toys’ which may not belong on the public highways.
The association apparently based its call on the false claim that production motorcycles can top speeds of over 200mph.
In fact, not a single production bike has broken the 200mph barrier unlike many of the production cars,
Proposals from the Association of Chief Police Officers to ban motorcycles were written under the direction of a three-time convicted speeder South Yorkshires Chief Constable Meredydd Hughes.
Meredydd Hughes, who was last year banned from driving for his latest offence, has “overall” responsibility for the department that produced the memo, the association confirmed.
Come on guy’s it just isn’t going to happen, what about civil liberties and freewill, or are these going to be taken away from us to,
Apparently the do-gooder has been jailed in the past for pocketing donations around £1800 from an ambulance charity he was running.
He also has had several motoring convictions in the past himself, Including driving without a licence and no M.O.T or insurance and also stealing a motorcycle that was on loan to his charity and to top it all off he was convicted of speeding while riding his motorcycle fitted out with blue flashing lights, Smith claimed he delivered organs to hospitals for his charity, Solent Ambulance Service.
Hampshire Police Officer DC Jonathon Waterhouse later said, “ The only organ he could transfer is some liver from the butchers”.
During the trial for stealing the donations and bike, Smith’s own defence said “he’d deluded himself throughout “ adding: “there is also an element of enjoyment wearing the uniform, the sirens and dashing around at speed.
Now no doubt we have all made some mistakes in the past – so I’ll let you draw you own conclusions to this sorry tale.
After a record breaking increase in sales for the month of October, we were treated to a nice meal and a few social drinks down our local chinese. Who says company’s don’t look after the well being of their staff??
A 13-part cartoon series, each focussing on a different threats posed to bikers on the road, will attempt to educate them about the dangers in a humorous, light-hearted way.
“I know various police officers. I just download the film onto a DVD and give them a disc and it’s down to them what they do.
“I estimate people’s speeds, pass film on to police and it’s down to them whether they catch them next time.”