Despite being English, I have found myself over the last six months starting to question the viability of some of the legal aspects that we live by in the UK.
- If a driver has a car crash, and someone is killed in the car, particularly when no other cars are involved, should the driver be allowed to continue driving until the court case or should the licence be removed straight away?
If a driver blows positive on a breath test, should that person be allowed to continue driving until after the court case or should the licence be removed straight away?
I clearly believe that the answer to both questions is ‘take the licence away’ otherwise I wouldn’t have asked them. I would however be interested in other people’s views on anything to do with dangerous driving, or drunk driving. For example if a member of your family is killed in a car accident, there is no legal redress for you as a victim, unless you are a dependent you are not protected by English law. In other areas of the law where someone is killed by someone else, and it’s not premeditated, i.e. a fight breaks out in a bar and someone is killed accidently, it is still classed as ‘manslaugher’ a lower charge of murder, should this be applied to dangerous or drunk driving?
There are many other laws that just seem wrong or out dated, such as ‘joint enterprise’ but that is a separate discussion and covered very well by the new BBC single drama called ‘Common’
This is my first post and expect that I’m talking to myself, but should anyone read this I would welcome your opinion.