What are your plans for the match this Saturday? Down the pub with some friends? At the house with a barbecue? When big sporting occasions like the World Cup are on the temptation to have a few drinks is always there. The police are aware of this as well and will be taking steps to combat those who take to the road after consuming alcohol.
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Request for Driver Information
Request For Driver Information
It may be an offence to fail to provide information as the identity of a driver when you receive a written request to do so from (or on behalf of) the police. If convicted, you face a hefty fine and 6 penalty points.
When Driving Becomes Dangerous
We have previously written about Dangerous Driving in relation to adverse weather conditions. This article looks in more detail at the offence of dangerous driving and how we may be able to assist those being accused of it.
When Driving Becomes Dangerous
There is a specific offence of dangerous driving, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 2 years.
If that driving is a cause of someone's death, the maximum sentence rises to one of 14 years.
In each case there are minimum disqualification periods, very lengthy actual disqualifications and insurance premiums which will be significant for many years to come; some drivers may not even be able to secure insurance at all, at any price.
Dangerous Driving Conditions Don't Have To Lead To Dangerous Driving
Winter has hit us again with the inevitable problems on the road that winter weather brings. We have previously written about keeping legal on the roads in winter however it is clear that not everyone is prepared for the latest snowy conditions. The morning news reports have been full of details of road traffic collisions causing delays on the run to work.
But how have the collisions been caused and what view would the police take of them? If a collision is caused by a driver’s inability to cope with the road conditions it could still lead to a prosecution for a road traffic offence including dangerous driving.
Points, Lies and Prison
One of the most serious offences that can come before a court is 'perverting the course of justice', this is because it strikes at the very heart of the justice system.
Due to its seriousness, immediate custody almost always follows, yet there are a surprising number of people who commit this offence, thinking that they will easily get away with it.
We Don't Stop for Christmas
As businesses prepare for Christmas, it is customary to inform clients of seasonal opening hours. For many, it will simply be a case of announcing the days on which the business will be closed, but for us, the position is a little more complicated than that.
If you need urgent assistance with a motoring or transport law related issue, any time of day or night, we have a team of people to assist, you can contact us by calling free on 0800 304 7740
Mini Motos and Quad Bikes - The Law
As Christmas is coming many parents may be considering getting their children off road bikes such as a mini moto or quad bike. Before they do they should be aware of the law covering the use of these vehicles.
None for the Road
Christmas is upon us and the party season is underway.
This time also coincides with a national police initiative concerning drink driving, as forces across the country prepare for a spike in the numbers of those tested and arrested for drink and drug driving offences.
Driving Disqualification - Get Your Licence Back
In some instances, it is possible to apply to a court and ask that a driving ban is ended early.
Therefore, if your circumstances have changed since being disqualified, it is worth discussing with one of our criminal law specialists whether or not you can take advantage of this legal provision.
Changes to the Driving Test Come into Force on 4th December 2017
The Driving Test is set to change on 4 December 2017. The 4 changes are being brought into place to update the skills required by new drivers as they embark on a lifetime of driving. People who have passed their test some time ago often comment that they would struggle to pass the test if they resat it.