UPDATED: Car Seat Laws – Driving Offences Backless Booster car seats are no longer allowed in the UK, it is the opinion of the government that backless car seats offer less protection in a collision. They are only suited for children who weight more than 22kg, or are taller than 125cm Many people do not know that a child must use a car seat until they are 12 years old, or 135 cm tall which ever comes first. If you are caught this is a driving offence and you may find yourself needing a road traffic solicitor.
There are several types of drink driving offences that people can be charged with. These include: Driving while exceeding the legal alcohol limit commonly referred to as “drink driving” Death by careless driving under the influence of alcohol Failing to provide a specimen Driving with excessive alcohol The charge of driving (or attempting to) while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most common drink driving charges. In this type of case it needs to be proved by the prosecution that the defendant was driving, or attempting to drive, the vehicle and that a sample of blood, urine or breath had been correctly obtained and showed alcohol levels were above the legal limit. If the defendant is found […]
A Notice of Intended Prosecution is issued by the police to warn you that you may face prosecution for a road traffic offence they believe you have recently committed. The trigger for a Notice of Intended Prosecution to be issued is usually derived from a camera and typically relates to speeding offences, dangerous driving and failure to comply with traffic signals. A Notice of Intended Prosecution can either be issued at the side of the road or by post. Notice of Intended Prosecution – 14 day rule If the NIP is issued by post one of the key rules is that it must be received by the driver or registered owner within 14 days of the supposed offence. If you […]
Reading this whilst driving could land you with a £5,000 fine, a driving ban or up to nine points on your licence – so you might want to pull over. Many people might be aware of what’s against the law when it comes to driving, but what they might not realise is the severity of the punishment for the crime. By making you aware of how much hot water you might be in the next time you commit a motoring offence, hopefully you’ll never find the need to start contacting driving offence solicitors like Qamar Solicitors. Driving offences and punishments As with any offence, the punishment often fits the crime, but careless, reckless or dangerous driving could potentially get you […]