Williams, Regina v: CACD 2 Nov 2010

The offence of causing death by driving while unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured, is committed if the driver is unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured and if the driving is a cause of death in the sense that it was ‘more than negligible or de minimis’. It was not an element of the offence that the defendant’s driving had to exhibit any fault contributing to the accident. It had held, moreover, that it was enough that the defendant was uninsured, or without full licence, and that his car had been involved in the fatal collision.
Thomas LJ, Silber LJ, Wadsworth QC
[2010] EWCA Crim 2552, [2011] 1 WLR 588, (2010) 174 JP 606
Road Safety Act 2006 3ZB, Road Traffic Act 1988 3ZB
England and Wales
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Updated: 28 February 2021; Ref: scu.425642