Practice and Procedure

R v HUGHES (2013)

PUBLISHED July 31, 2013

[2013] UKSC 56

In order to give effect to the expression "causes ... death ... by driving", an unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured driver charged with an offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988 s.3ZB had to be shown to have done something other than simply putting his vehicle on the road so that it was there to be struck. Some kind of fault in the manner of his driving was a necessary element of the offence.

SC (Lord Neuberger (President), Lord Mance JSC, Lord Kerr JSC, Lord Hughes JSC, Lord Toulson JSC )