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In the second week of England’s second national lockdown, the Gov website have put forward some national restrictions for this lockdown. Here is a quick overview of the rules and how we can help if you are accused of breaking them whilst driving. Please note that these rules only apply to England.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
So, the 31st of January has come and gone, and the United Kingdom is now officially not a member of the European Union.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drink and driving, or drunk driving, is a serious offence which can result in a person being imprisoned for twelve months as a standard.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
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.
Over the Drink-driving limit...
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.
Motoring Offence Solicitor...
Drink Driving Solicitor - Drug Driving Solicitor in Essex, Colchester and Chelmsford.
‘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.
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.
Single Justice Procedure Notice – Speeding, Mobile Phone, No Insurance, Failing to Identify the driverNovember 6, 2017 9:57 am
Single Justice Procedure Notice - Speeding, Mobile Phone Offence, Fail to Identify the Driver, No Insurance....
No Insurance Driving Offences, Speeding and Contravening Traffic Direction and Signs. Offence codes, Sentencing and Penalty Points.October 19, 2017 9:58 am
No Insurance Driving Offences, Speeding and Contravening Traffic Direction and Signs. Offence codes, Sentencing and Penalty Points.
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 is given a driving offence code that can be placed on your driving licence.
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 length of your ban by taking a drink-driving rehabilitation scheme.