• Physical Assault June 9, 2020 by Driving Solicitors - The crime of assault is a broad offence in UK law. There are many different degrees of assault which makes the offence of assault sometimes a complicated issue. Continue Reading
  • Speeding During Lockdown June 9, 2020 by Driving Solicitors - Since the UK entered lockdown on 23rd March 2020, UK police have found that a minority of speeding motorists have been travelling at more than double the limit. Continue Reading
  • Coronavirus offences March 27, 2020 by Driving Solicitors - As part of the emergency response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom, Parliament has granted the government drastic new powers to curtail the freedom and liberty of people within the UK. Continue Reading
  • Everyday medicines and Driving Laws February 26, 2020 by Driving Solicitors - February is here and this seems to be the longest winter to date! With Christmas feeling like years ago, January feeling like it had 356 days in it rather than 31, we are all gearing up for spring and looking forward to what 2020 has to offer us. Continue Reading
  • Drink Driving, Falling Police Numbers and In-Car Breathalysers February 20, 2020 by Driving Solicitors - Austerity. For the last nine or so years, the entire UK has been living in a period of austerity in an attempt to save the country’s money in order for a better future. Continue Reading
  • The Driving Laws and Children’s Car Seats February 18, 2020 by Driving Solicitors - In a recent study carried out by the RAC, it was found that more than a fifth (twenty-two per cent) of parents, guardians and grandparents who transport children by car admit to not using a child’s car seat all of the time Continue Reading
  • Brexit and Driving Laws February 13, 2020 by Driving Solicitors - So, the 31st of January has come and gone, and the United Kingdom is now officially not a member of the European Union. Continue Reading
  • Smart Motorways November 11, 2019 by Driving Solicitors - Since their creation in 2006, smart motorways have been a controversial topic. But, regardless of whether they are good or bad, smart motorways are here to stay. Continue Reading
  • Ex-Footballer Dean Saunders fails to provide a breath specimen November 6, 2019 by Driving Solicitors - If you had been watching the news over the summer months, you will be aware of the story about the ex-Liverpool football striker Dean Saunders was arrested over a drink-driving offence. Continue Reading
  • Can different foods make a driver over the drink drive limit? August 8, 2019 by Driving Solicitors - As a nation, we love food that’s laced with alcohol, whether it’s beef and ale pie, mussels in white wine, or a Christmas pudding that has been soaked in brandy. Continue Reading
  • Moving Traffic Offences July 16, 2019 by Driving Solicitors - According to a RAC article, it was found that almost four thousand drivers a day are caught on camera in London breaking the law. These shocking figures show that drivers in London are frequently pictured committing what is known as “moving traffic” offences. Continue Reading
  • New Technology to Combat Mobile Phone Users April 29, 2019 by Driving Solicitors - Despite the use of a mobile phone or handheld phone whilst driving being an illegal offence since 2003, the number of motorists who use their mobile phones whilst driving is all too common. Continue Reading
  • Drink Driving in London April 17, 2019 by Driving Solicitors - If you have been keeping up to date with the news, drink driving has been affecting London in different ways over the last couple of weeks. Chelsea football club’s midfielder Danny Drinkwater was charged with drink driving. Continue Reading
  • Speeding Drivers in London March 22, 2019 by Driving Solicitors - According to an article that was publish on Thursday, 6th December 2018 by the Evening Standard, councils could take over prosecuting speeding drivers due to concerns that the Metropolitan Police Force are too busy to enforce speeding limits. Continue Reading
  • Driving Without Insurance on the Rise in the UK February 27, 2019 by Driving Solicitors - According to a newspaper article published on the 7th February 2019, Police forces across the UK have been issuing a widespread “crackdown” on motorists that drive without insuring their vehicles. Thousands of motorists in the UK have had their cars seized by the police for driving them without valid insurance. Continue Reading
  • Driving Solicitors Drink Driving February 1, 2019 by Driving Solicitors - Christmas 2018 is over; the New Year has passed and now we find that we are all settling back into the everyday routine of January. Some of us have hopes for the New Year or find we have been struck by the January blues. Continue Reading
  • Taking a Road trip with your Pets February 1, 2019 by Driving Solicitors - My local veterinary practice published an interesting poster on their social media account showing facts to do with what the laws are on having pets in the car. Continue Reading
  • Death by Dangerous Driving January 29, 2019 by Driving Solicitors - Until 1977, the ‘driving offences’ were concerned with three types of bad driving – reckless, dangerous and careless – though reckless and dangerous driving were both penalised in the same way through one offence. Continue Reading
  • Dangerous Driving December 7, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - Receiving a dangerous driving charge is the most serious motoring offence that can be committed without causing death or injury. The offence of dangerous driving is under section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Continue Reading
  • Drink Driving and Failing to Provide a Sample November 13, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - According to the Road Traffic Act 1988, section 4(1), it is an offence to drive or attempt to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle when unfit to do so, due to the influence of drink. Continue Reading
  • Katie Price and Drink Driving November 2, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - If you have been keeping up with celebrity news, you would have noticed that recently the Celebrity Big Brother Winner and former glamour model was charged for drink driving. Katie Price was been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after she allegedly crashed her pink Range Rover... Continue Reading
  • How might the EUROPEAN UNION Brexit Affect UK Licences? October 15, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - Brexit. At the moment, all the United Kingdom public have been hearing is different bits of information about how the UK are fighting for a deal with the European Union Continue Reading
  • David Beckham and Late Notices of Intended Prosecution September 10, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - If you have been looking at the news in the last few days, you would have noticed that David Beckham has featured a lot in the newspapers and media. Continue Reading
  • Daily Mail Article September 4, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - On the 22nd of August 2018, the Daily Mail published an article about a council that introduced a newly installed traffic enforcement camera on a junction in east London that almost made £100,000 a week from fines. Continue Reading
  • Make a plea September 4, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - The Gov UK website (https://www.gov.uk) is a United Kingdom public sector information website, created by the Government Digital Service to provide a single point of access to HM Government services. Continue Reading
  • Speeding August 17, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - According to the UK law, excessive and inappropriate speeding is one of the four key behaviours, which contribute to avoidable deaths and injury by making collisions more likely Continue Reading
  • Driving with a Mobile Phone August 17, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - In March 2017, the penalties for driving a vehicle whilst using or holding a handheld mobile phone were significantly made more severe by the UK government. Continue Reading
  • Allowing someone to drive without insurance August 3, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - As stated in our previous blog about Uninsured Driving, it is also illegal for an insured driver to allow someone to drive their vehicle without insurance. Continue Reading
  • Careless Driving July 30, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 states that careless and inconsiderate driving is illegal. If a person drives a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or public place, he or she is guilty of an offence. Continue Reading
  • No Insurance (Driving without Insurance) July 30, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - If a driver has been convicted of driving without valid insurance, the driver will receive an IN10 endorsement on their licence for four years. Because of this, the driver might find it difficult to get an insurance quote which has a low premium for five years after the conviction. Continue Reading
  • Driving with a Mobile Phone July 13, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - Driving or riding a motorcycle whilst holding a mobile phone has always been regarded as a serious offence. However, in recent years there has been a national campaign to crack down on the number of motorists who use handheld and/or mobile phones whilst driving. Continue Reading
  • Drink Driving July 5, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - Drink and driving, or drunk driving, is a serious offence which can result in a person being imprisoned for twelve months as a standard. Continue Reading
  • Charged with Drug Driving Drug Driving – DUI June 25, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - Similar to drink driving or being in control of a vehicle whilst under the influence alcohol it is now against the law to drive whilst under the influence of drugs, otherwise known as Drug Driving. Continue Reading
  • Section 172 Failing To Identify Driver Section 172 Notice – Failing to Identify the Driver June 15, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - Section 172 is a section of the 1988 Road Traffic Act that states that a registered keeper of a vehicle has to supply the identity of a driver at the time. Continue Reading
  • What is a Notice of Intended Prosecution? June 13, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - A Notice of Intended Prosecution is simply a notice which is sent by the police in the post or can be issued verbally to the driver at the time of the offence. Continue Reading
  • trial by single justice What is a trial by single justice on paper? June 7, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - A trial by single justice on paper, also known as a single justice procedure notice, is a relatively new kind of Magistrates’ Court procedure (Section 29 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 was amended in 2015). Continue Reading
  • Vaping / e-cigarettes and Driving – Is it illegal to vape and drive? April 18, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - If a police officer deems a driver of a vehicle to be distracted by the e-cigarette they could be charged with driving without due care and attention... Continue Reading
  • Section 172 Of The Road Traffic Act 1988 Failing To Identify The Driver April 17, 2018 by Driving Solicitors - S.172 Road Traffic Act 1988, creates a duty to give information as to the identity of a driver of a vehicle in criminal circumstances. Continue Reading
  • Driving Solicitors Over the Drink-driving Limit at a Reading Magistrates Court November 10, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - Over the Drink-driving limit... Continue Reading
  • Drink Driving Solicitor – Do I have a Defence? Drink Driving Solicitor – Do I have a Defence? November 10, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - It was recently reported that a drink driver who argued with a friend was caught drink driving her vehicle for as little as three minutes.  Continue Reading
  • Driving Solicitors Motoring Offence Solicitors – Banbury November 7, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - Motoring Offence Solicitor... Continue Reading
  • Driving Solicitors Drink Driving Solicitor in Essex November 7, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - Drink Driving Solicitor - Drug Driving Solicitor in Essex, Colchester and Chelmsford. Continue Reading
  • Driving Solicitors Drink Driving Solicitor – drink driving and the hip flask defence November 7, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - ‘Drink Driving, Blood alcohol, Defence Solicitor, charge of driving with excess blood-alcohol, evidence of alcohol consumption after driving - otherwise known as post driving consumption.  Continue Reading
  • Driving Solicitors Drink Driving Solicitor in Banbury November 6, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - Drink Driving Solicitor in Banbury - it is important to contact a Driving Solicitor when you are bailed to attend court for Drink Driving / Drug Driving. Continue Reading
  • Driving Solicitors Single Justice Procedure Notice – Speeding, Mobile Phone, No Insurance, Failing to Identify the driver November 6, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - Single Justice Procedure Notice - Speeding, Mobile Phone Offence, Fail to Identify the Driver, No Insurance.... Continue Reading
  • No Insurance Driving Offences, Speeding and Contravening Traffic Direction and Signs. Offence codes, Sentencing and Penalty Points. October 19, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - No Insurance Driving Offences, Speeding and Contravening Traffic Direction and Signs. Offence codes, Sentencing and Penalty Points. Continue Reading
  • Driving Offence, Penalty Points and Offence Code… October 18, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - Failing to stop, report and leaving the scene of an accident. It is important you know what points you may receive if you are accused of a motoring offence. I have listed a few of the most common driving offences that our clients face. I have also listed the endorsement and penalty points. Each endorsement… Continue Reading
  • A conviction for drink-driving and what it means August 9, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - Drink-driving sentences - If found guilty of drink-driving you will face imprisonment a ban and receive a fine. The magistrates who hear your case will decide on the penalty you receive. It will depend on the individual circumstances and facts of your offence / case. You may be able to receive a reduction to the… Continue Reading
  • Driving Solicitors Single Justice Procedure Notice – Driving Solicitors April 18, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - Single justice procedure notice - Information What is a single procedure notice? Single justice procedure notice - Mobile Phone Offence Single justice procedure notice - Speeding Single justice procedure notice - Failing to identify the driver Single justice procedure notice - No Insurance Single justice procedure notice - Fine Single Justice Procedure Notice - The… Continue Reading
  • Driving Solicitors Driving Solicitors – drink driving, the hip flask defence and post driving consumption. April 18, 2017 by Driving Solicitors - Driving Solicitors - drink driving, the hip flask defence and post driving consumption. ‘Drink—Blood alcohol—Defence to charge of driving with excess blood-alcohol—Evidence of alcohol consumption after driving ceased— Road Traffic Act 1972’ Section 6(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1972 provides: ‘If a person–( a ) drives ... a motor vehicle on a road ...… Continue Reading