Driving Offences

November 26, 2017

Caught Driving without a licence

Caught driving without a licence What is the law on driving without a licence You are not allowed to drive without a full driving licence in the UK unless you are a ‘learner driver’ and there is a full licence holder with you. In the years gone by there was an increase in drivers operating a vehicle without a licence as many felt they would never get caught.  According to the Automobile Association (AA) one in 40 drivers on the UK roads are unlicensed this figure includes disqualified and provisional licence holders the chances of getting caught after knowingly driving without a licence are much higher due to the use of technology deployed by police such as ANPR cameras that […]
October 24, 2017

Have you been breaking the law and not known it? Find out 10 of some common broken laws and see how many fines you could have racked up here

There are numerous laws, most of which come as common sense, however there are  many that come as a shock… Especially when you realise you’ve been breaking these laws and could have been fined or worst.   We’ve taken the time to go through the law book and think some of these will shock your socks off.   Here goes…   Using an UNFIXED phone as a SATNAV Punishment: Up to 6 penalty points and £200 fine YIKES! Do yourself a favour and invest in a phone holder or stand before you get caught out   If you eat, drink, apply makeup, change a CD while driving you are breaking the law Punishment: 3-9 penalty points and a potential for up to a £100 […]
April 20, 2017

New Speeding Laws Coming Into Effect

From April 2017 England and Wales will be seeing a change in speeding laws. The crackdown on excessive speeding whilst driving will see an increase in the maximum penalty and a change in the way that your penalty is calculated based upon the severity of speeding and your earnings. All of the changes made to the UK’s driving laws, in particular, the speeding laws, have been made to protect road user’s safety by hitting offenders harder and thereby reduce the likeliness of a repeat offence. The Specifics to The New Speeding Laws  Currently, in the UK, speeding fines have a minimum penalty of three points on the offender’s licence as well as a minimum £100 fine and a maximum penalty […]
April 10, 2017

Littering as shameful as Drink Driving

Today in the news the Times and Telegraph report that Littering must be made as shameful as drink driving As Drink Driving Solicitors we see many cases, where clients are over the limit and facing losing their drivers licence for being caught drink driving.  Today’s news has been linked to the topic of Driving whilst drunk in charge of a vehicle. Due to the councils spending over 1 billion pounds a year which is considered a waste of council payers money that could be spent on other things, there is demand for a crackdown. This is not the first time the topic has surfaced as in 2014 Jeremy Paxman was behind a campaign with the same ethos. There is a […]