Canterbury, UK: Let the punishment fit

2 Dec

Railway staff often feel that the severity of motoring offences at level crossings is not recognised in sentencing offenders. However, there are some cases where this not the case.

An example of appropriate sentencing in a case where the train driver estimated that his train came within a metre of a collision with a vehicle driven by a motorist running the crossing stop lights. The offence in question was at a level crossing in Lydd on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway in July 2015.

Now, the motorist who admitted dangerous driving has been sentenced by a Judge sitting at Canterbury Crown Court to a one year driving ban, a six-month prison term suspended for two years as well as 60 hours unpaid work in the community.

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