• What are Mitigating Factors and Circumstances? June 10, 2022 by Driving Solicitors - When a defendant is in court, the defendant’s solicitor will give the normal plea in mitigation before the defendant is sentenced, just as they would for any other type of offence.  Regarding road traffic offences, this procedure will be followed unless the defendant is seeking to avoid either a mandatory disqualification from driving under the… Continue Reading
  • What is a Section 172 Notice? April 21, 2022 by Driving Solicitors - Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 states that a registered keeper of a vehicle must supply the identity of a driver at the time of an alleged offence. This means that no matter who was driving, the registered owner of a vehicle must state it to the police and be accurate about the… Continue Reading
  • Mobile Phones and Driving February 3, 2022 by Driving Solicitors - In the UK, it is currently illegal to call or text anyone whilst driving unless you are in an emergency where you need to call for assistance. There has been the announcement made by the UK Government of new laws that will take effect this year! This is an attempt to tighten existing laws relating… Continue Reading
  • Christmas 2021 and Drink Driving December 13, 2021 by Driving Solicitors - With the festive period and Christmas 2021 well on their way, it is clear that there is always Christmas merriment and cheer to be found. Christmas and New Year are popular for being the festive seasons – of parties, family events and seeing friends which sometimes involve a lot of drinking for the individual. When… Continue Reading
  • Section 172 Failing To Identify Driver Driving Ban for Totting Up Points December 13, 2021 by Driving Solicitors - A “totting up ban” is an automatic driving ban that happens when a driver accumulates twelve or more driving licence penalty points within a three-year period. This will result in a minimum of a six-month driving ban. Different types of motoring offences will have a different number of penalty points. For example, a minor speeding… Continue Reading
  • Driving without Insurance August 2, 2021 by Driving Solicitors - Driving whilst uninsured sounds like an easy offence to avoid, however it is easier to do than you would expect. Take this for an example, a driver assumes that their fully comprehensive policy covered them to drive other cars. However, following an accident they had when driving another vehicle, the customer later finds out they… Continue Reading
  • Dangerous Driving and Tyres March 15, 2021 by Driving Solicitors - Tayside Police in Scotland arrested a man charge after police caught him putting himself and others at “huge risk” with no tyre whatsoever on one of his car’s wheels. Tayside Police in Scotland tweeted an image of the entirely bare metal wheel, confirming the vehicle has been banned from the road. The Tayside Police’s tweet… Continue Reading
  • Driving Laws Second Lockdown November 18, 2020 by Driving Solicitors - 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. Continue Reading
  • 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