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Careless and Dangerous Driving: Fines and Sentences
Careless and Dangerous Driving: Fines and Sentences
While careless driving may not be seen as serious a motoring offence as dangerous driving both do come with a range of penalty points, fines and even disqualifications....
Court Procedure for Driving Offences
Court Procedure for Driving Offences
Attending court for a motoring offence can be a daunting prospect, but being fully prepared with proper legal representation can ease some of the burden from the accused....
Drinking and Eating While Driving
Drinking and Eating While Driving
Drinking and eating is a distraction to driving that can lead to serious road accidents and can leave the driver with penalty points, fines and higher insurance premiums....
Driving a Car Without Consent
Driving a Car Without Consent
Driving a car without consent is a serious offence and the fines and sentences imposed by the courts will be dependant on the aggravating factors involved....
Driving and Medication
Driving and Medication
When it comes to driving and drugs, the Road Traffic Act does not differentiate between prescription medication, over the counter remedies and illegal drugs So could…...
Driving Offences and Legal Representation
Driving Offences and Legal Representation
Obtaining legal representation for serious driving offences is a necessity and some consideration and research should be undertaken when choosing a solicitor....
Driving Offences During Emergency Situations
Driving Offences During Emergency Situations
If motoring offences occur during emergency situations then this could be construed as special reasons that the court should take into account when passing a verdict....
Driving Offences on a Motorway
Driving Offences on a Motorway
Motorway driving offences such as speeding can come with fines of up to £2,500, and there are other motorway offences that are applicable specifically to motorways....
Driving Without Due Care and Attention
Driving Without Due Care and Attention
Forming part of the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is an offence to be guilty of ‘driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care…...
Failure to Provide Police With Details
Failure to Provide Police With Details
Failure to provide the police with details can lead to prosecution even if the registered owner of the car was not driving at the time the offence took place....
FAQ: Reducing a Disqualification Sentence
FAQ: Reducing a Disqualification Sentence
Under certain circumstance it may be possible to reduce the length of a driving disqualification or to avoid a driving ban with the help of certain pleas to the court....
Insurance Consequences After a Driving Offence Conviction
Insurance Consequences After a Driving Offence Conviction
Drivers who have been convicted of a motoring offence can find it hard to obtain reasonable insurance premiums and drink driving offences can lead to refusal of…...
Legal Rules If Involved in a Traffic Accident
Legal Rules If Involved in a Traffic Accident
Failing to stop if involved in an accident or report an accident are serious offences with severe consequences, and drivers should follow the legal rules if involved…...
Lifetime Driving Bans in the UK
Lifetime Driving Bans in the UK
Lifetime driving bans in the UK are rare but certain offences such as causing death by dangerous driving can lead to a prison sentences and lifetime driving…...
Penalties of Driving Without a Full Licence
Penalties of Driving Without a Full Licence
Driving without a full licence can mean three to six penalty points plus a fine but the consequences can be greater if vehicle insurance is invalidated....
Risk of Swapping Responsibility for a Driving Offence
Risk of Swapping Responsibility for a Driving Offence
Although the consequences can be a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice there are many drivers who ask others to assume the responsibility for their…...
Running a Red Light
Running a Red Light
Find out how you can avoid getting a fine and points on your licence if you run a red light....
The Financial Reality of a Driving Ban
The Financial Reality of a Driving Ban
Drivers who have received a disqualification can find that the financial hardships of a ban can last long after the disqualification has ended....
Younger Drivers and Motoring Offences
Younger Drivers and Motoring Offences
Younger drivers are in the high risk category for motoring offences and traffic accidents and if six penalty points are accrued it could mean licence revocation....
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