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Driving Laws Second Lockdown

November 18, 2020 3:47 pm Published by

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.


Physical Assault

June 9, 2020 1:08 pm Published by

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.


Speeding During Lockdown

June 9, 2020 12:55 pm Published by

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.


Coronavirus offences

March 27, 2020 9:18 am Published by

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.


Everyday medicines and Driving Laws

February 26, 2020 9:09 am Published by

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.


The Driving Laws and Children’s Car Seats

February 18, 2020 9:32 am Published by

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


Smart Motorways

November 11, 2019 2:04 pm Published by

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.


Moving Traffic Offences

July 16, 2019 8:19 am Published by

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.


Drink Driving in London

April 17, 2019 12:19 pm Published by

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.


Speeding Drivers in London

March 22, 2019 1:37 pm Published by

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.


Driving Without Insurance on the Rise in the UK

February 27, 2019 3:44 pm Published by

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.


Driving Solicitors

Drink Driving

February 1, 2019 11:01 am Published by

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.


Death by Dangerous Driving

January 29, 2019 2:53 pm Published by

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.


Dangerous Driving

December 7, 2018 11:54 am Published by

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.


Katie Price and Drink Driving

November 2, 2018 11:43 am Published by

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...


Daily Mail Article

September 4, 2018 8:49 am Published by

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.


Make a plea

September 4, 2018 8:32 am Published by

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.


Speeding

August 17, 2018 2:13 pm Published by

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


Driving with a Mobile Phone

August 17, 2018 2:04 pm Published by

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.


Careless Driving

July 30, 2018 9:31 am Published by

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.


No Insurance (Driving without Insurance)

July 30, 2018 9:17 am Published by

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 with a Mobile Phone

July 13, 2018 3:48 pm Published by

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 Driving

July 5, 2018 1:53 pm Published by

Drink and driving, or drunk driving, is a serious offence which can result in a person being imprisoned for twelve months as a standard.


Charged with Drug Driving

Drug Driving – DUI

June 25, 2018 9:05 am Published by

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.


Driving Offence, Penalty Points and Offence Code…

October 18, 2017 9:59 am Published by

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.