Road traffic – Careless driving. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, considered the case of a lorry driver who had been convicted of causing the death of an 89 year old man by careless driving. The man had been crossing the road at the time of the collision. The court dismissed the defendant's appeal against conviction and held, amongst other things, that although the judge's direction on the evidence had not been strictly correct, it could not be seen how the defendant's position could have in any way been improved. The court allowed the defendant's appeal against sentence in part and substituted a period of 18 months' disqualifcation from driving for one of 12 months.