The rear nearside wheel of a Public Service Vehicle (“PSV”), namely a 57 seat coach, became detached and travelled into the opposing carriageway, subsequently colliding with another vehicle.
Police officers attended the scene of the incident. Upon arrival the police officers identified the driver of the coach, located the detached wheel and conducted a thorough examination of the PSV.
The driver was consequently charged and prosecuted for using a motor vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury, contrary to section 40A(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.
The driver instructed the Traffic Lawyers Team at the outset, who swiftly and meticulously analysed every aspect of the incident.
The Traffic Lawyers Team successfully represented the driver concerned, avoiding the imposition of any penalty points or period of a driving disqualification. Moreover, the court agreed to the imposition of an absolute discharge for the offence.
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