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Child Seat Regulations
Child Seat Regulations
Child Car Seat Regulations - Are you breaking the law?...
Common Driving Offences Abroad
Common Driving Offences Abroad
Speeding and parking violations are the most common driving offences committed by UK drivers abroad, and many holidaymakers can return home to find motoring fines…...
Driving & Drugs
Driving & Drugs
We all know about the dangers of drink-driving, but drug-driving is a lesser known but growing problem on the UK's roads....
Driving while Banned or not Qualified
Driving while Banned or not Qualified
More and more disqualified drivers are taking to the roads despite being banned from driving - a very serious offence. So what are the consequences for those who are…...
Driving while Tired
Driving while Tired
Driving while tired is extremely dangerous, both for yourself and other road users. Driving requires intense concentration and perception, but these are greatly…...
Driving without Insurance, Tax or MOT
Driving without Insurance, Tax or MOT
Driving without insurance is against the law, but that isn't enough to stop at least 1 million people in the UK from failing to insure their motor vehicle. We take a…...
Failure to Comply with Traffic Signs
Failure to Comply with Traffic Signs
Road signs - why we have them, the most common types, and what can happen if you ignore them....
FAQ: Road Rage and Driving Offences
FAQ: Road Rage and Driving Offences
Road rage is in itself not an offence but road rage may lead onto other offences that can land drivers in court facing severe fines and custodial sentences....
Fines for UK Cycling Offences
Fines for UK Cycling Offences
There are legal consequences for cyclists who commit certain traffic offences, and breaking the law can result in applied fines of up to £2500....
Guide to Taxi Driver Offences
Guide to Taxi Driver Offences
Taxi drivers do have driving regulations and offences that apply to them that are specifically designed to safeguard the public and their passengers....
How Long Does an Offence Remain on Your Licence?
How Long Does an Offence Remain on Your Licence?
How long do penalty points stay on my driving license, and how does the 'totting up' procedure work?...
Informing your Insurance of your Convictions
Informing your Insurance of your Convictions
Under the Road Traffic Act 1998 it is an offence for you to withhold any information that might be considered relevant, or to make false statements in an attempt to…...
Is Smoking While Driving an Offence?
Is Smoking While Driving an Offence?
Although smoking while driving is not a specific offence it could lead to driver distraction and dangerous driving, which can lead to fines or even imprisonment....
Is Your Car Overcrowded?
Is Your Car Overcrowded?
As any conscientious driver will be aware, it's a very bad idea to drive anywhere with an overcrowded car. But is it possible that you might be doing it without…...
Making Sure Your Car is Legally Roadworthy
Making Sure Your Car is Legally Roadworthy
Most of us don't check our cars as often as we should, and assume that our cars are roadworthy. But what should we look out for when we do our regular checks?...
Medical Conditions and Licence Revocation
Medical Conditions and Licence Revocation
Certain medical conditions can have a detrimental affect on driving and this can lead to a driver either voluntarily surrendering their driving licence or having their…...
Miscellaneous Offences and Penalty Points
Miscellaneous Offences and Penalty Points
There are numerous miscellaneous driving offences that when committed will incur penalty points and if 12 or more points are incurred this could lead to a driving…...
Number Plate Offences and Punishments
Number Plate Offences and Punishments
Drivers who have number plates that do not conform to British standards or have dirt obscuring the registration number can face fines of up to £1000....
Offences That Carry an Instant Driving Ban
Offences That Carry an Instant Driving Ban
A number of driving offences will carry an automatic driving ban, but there is also a diverse range of offences that may result in a ban under the court’s discretion....
Penalties for Ignoring Congestion Charges
Penalties for Ignoring Congestion Charges
Congestion charges are in place in certain cities in the UK, and failure to pay the congestion charge can mean fines of £120, which can be disputed under certain…...
Penalties for Uninsured Vehicles Kept Off-road
Penalties for Uninsured Vehicles Kept Off-road
Registered vehicles in the UK that are driven on public roads, and vehicles that are kept off road must comply with the rules of the Continuous Insurance Enforcement…...
Seat Belt Regulations
Seat Belt Regulations
Seat Belt Regulations - The Law and You...
Spare Tyres
Spare Tyres
Spare Tyres - why you need them and how to use them...
The Law and Using Your Mobile Phone While Driving
The Law and Using Your Mobile Phone While Driving
Since 1 December 2003 it has been illegal to drive in the UK while using a hand held mobile phone. If you are caught using a mobile phone while driving you could be…...
The Legal Implications of Avoiding Car Tax and Insurance:
The Legal Implications of Avoiding Car Tax and Insurance:
More and more people are being caught out driving around without road tax or insurance - so what are the legal implications if you are caught?...
The Most Common Traffic Offences and Fines for UK Motorists
The Most Common Traffic Offences and Fines for UK Motorists
Speeding, drink driving and driving without insurance are some of the most common UK driving offences and the consequences can include penalty points, large fines,…...
Wheel Clamping Facts and Myths FAQs
Wheel Clamping Facts and Myths FAQs
Private landowners who use wheel clamping tactics do have to follow certain rules and motorists should be aware of these rules if they intend to challenge the clampers....
When a Vehicle Can Be Seized
When a Vehicle Can Be Seized
The police do have the power to seize vehicles if they suspect drivers are uninsured, driving without a licence or driving inconsiderately....
Yielding to Emergency Vehicles
Yielding to Emergency Vehicles
What to do when an emergency vehicle needs to pass you - what to consider when yielding to emergency vehicles...
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