Woods on Road Traffic Offences covers the investigation, prosecution and the hearing of offence cases and is set out in a straightforward and helpful manner. The statutory provision is set out along with the potential penalties and possible defences.
Written by Oisín Clarke, Matthew Kenny, Mark O'Sullivan, this text provides a single point of reference for road traffic law.
Covers the following topics:
Detecting Traffic Violations – Powers and Obligations of Gardai and Motorists; Fixed Charge and Penalty Point Offences; Prosecution of Road Traffic Offences; Summons Procedure – Issue and Service of Summons; Arrest of Person for Suspected or Alleged Offence; Conduct of Court Proceedings; Appeal, Set Aside, Review Petition and Mitigation; Driving Licences; Speeding Offences; Compulsory Insurance of Mechanically Propelled Vehicles; Dangerous Driving, Careless Driving; Duties on Occurrence of Accidents; Unauthorized taking, interfering with, Vehicles; Intoxicant Offences; Testing, Examination and Control of Vehicles; Regulation of Traffic; Parking and Obstruction Offences; Control of Weight of Vehicles; Control of Supply, Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles; Lighting of Vehicles; Registration and Licensing of Vehicles; Provisions governing the Operation of Public Service Vehicles; Provisions relating to Road Transport Operations; Roads Acts 1993 and 1998; Mineral Oil and Excise Prosecutions; Miscellaneous Statutory Provisions.
Updated to Include:
The enactment of Road Traffic act 2010 which substantially overhauls the landscape on driving offences.
New EU rules for maximum daily and fortnightly driving times, as well as daily and weekly minimum rest periods for all drivers of road haulage and passenger transport vehicles.
Legislative changes in the area of Public Service Vehicles
Considerable amendments to the Finance Acts as they relate to Road Traffic Offences
Relevant cases, legislation, Acts included
European Union (Road Transport) (Working Conditions and Road Safety) Regulations 2017
Road Traffic Act 2014
Taxi Regulation Act 2013
Road Traffic Act 2010
Public Transport Regulation Act 2009
Roads Act 2007
Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2001
Oisín Clarke BL is a practising barrister specialising in criminal law and road traffic offences. Oisín has considerable experience in defending intoxicated driving offences and a large part of his practice comprises the defence of criminal cases at both trial and appellate level. He also specialises in judicial review in which he appears for both State parties and private citizens. Oisín has also written and lectured extensively on road traffic legislation and offences.
Mark O'Sullivan is a partner with O'Sullivan Kenny Solicitors, a firm specialising in criminal defence, road traffic law and related areas. Mark has represented clients in the District Court; The Circuit Court; The Central Criminal Court; The Court of Criminal Appeal and the Supreme Court. He appears daily in the District Court where he represents clients charged with all criminal and road traffic offences. Mark is a volunteer with the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) with whom he has been working with since 2014.
Matthew Kenny is the co-founder of O'Sullivan Kenny Solicitors, a Road Traffic Specialist Solicitors Practice in Dublin. He has worked extensively in the trial department, and so he has wide experience of all aspects of criminal defence matters. He has a particular interest in Road Traffic cases, and wrote a CPD guide to Road Traffic Law for a major on-line education provider.