A school principal was convicted of driving at a dangerous speed (169 kmph).  His conviction was referred to the Disciplinary Tribunal who found that his driving reached the threshold of serious misconduct.  The principal had previous convictions for careless driving and excess breath alcohol and 19 previous speeding incidents earning demerit points.

He was censured and ordered to undergo a defensive driving course.  He was not to carry any pupil as a passenger until he had completed the defensive driving course and was to advise any employer of the Tribunal’s orders.  The Tribunal emphasised the very poor example he was setting for students with his driving behaviour.

Alan Knowsley
Education Lawyer