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Steve Coogan Avoids Full Driving Ban

“Back of the net!” a catchphrase associated with Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan’s best known character probably best sums up how he feels fol...

The Government May Consider Amending the Legislation Regarding the Use of Mobile Phones Whilst Driving

The High Court recently handed down judgment in the case of Ramsey Barreto - a case involving the use of handheld mobiles when driving.

Barreto bec...

The DVLA and Fitness to Drive

The DVLA can revoke a person’s driving licence for medical reasons, so it’s important to keep them updated on any illnesses that can affect your...

Driver Wrongly Penalised for Speeding in Telford

I was recently asked to represent X. He had received through the post a NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) alleging he had been speeding on the A442 Trench...

Ex-Police Officer Avoids Losing Driving Licence

I read with interest the case of former police officer Adrian Pearce who was sentenced at Basingstoke Magistrates‘ Court on Thursday 3 January by a Dis...

Drug Driving

Two stories have caught the eye in the national press over the last few days involving drug driving.

The first story is the criminal investigation...

Be Safe This Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching which means lots of merriment, celebration and partying in the run up to the big day. It is also the time of year that the poli...

Discretion Called For Over Driving Bans

I note with interest an article in today’s local paper regarding people being allowed to continue driving after they have amassed 12 or more penalty po...

Fronting & Mobile Phone Offences

Every now and then, I like to update people with Motoring Law matters that crop up. This month, I cover two topics people may not believe are illegal, &lsquo...

'Fronting' & Handheld Mobile Phone Offences

Every now and then, I like to update people with Motoring Law matters that crop up. This month, I cover two topics people may not believe are illegal, &lsquo...

Cyclists Beware

Cyclists are concerned after reports surfaced at the beginning of March that ministers are set to outline proposals for death by dangerous cycling to become...

Motoring, Medication and The Law

I was recently asked to defend a client for a drug driving offence. He told me he had tested positive for Diazepam which his GP had prescribed him for pain r...

Lorry, Bus & Coach Drivers Take Note

Although it has received very little press coverage to date, from 5 March 2018, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be able to fine lorry, bu...

Don't Drink and Drive or Drug Drive This Christmas

It’s that time of year with the office Christmas party on the horizon that the Police begin their drink drive, and this year drug drive, awareness camp...

Tougher Sentencing Guidelines for Dangerous Driving Offences

Over the weekend, the press has widely reported on increases to sentences involving the most serious cases of causing death by dangerous or careless driving....

Motoring Law and Farming

As summer approaches, I was recently asked to clarify the legal position in respect of Motoring Law issues that crop (no pun intended) up from time to time i...

Spoiler Alert... Peter Kay's Car Shares

I apologise in advance for fans of Peter Kay and the hit BBC show Car Share which concluded last night.It is based on two friends commuting to and from work...

Spoiler Alert... Peter Kay's Car Share

I apologise in advance for fans of Peter Kay and the hit BBC show Car Share which concluded last night.It is based on two friends commuting to and from work...

Tougher Speeding Penalties come into Effect

As of midnight today, new, tougher speeding penalties have come into effect.

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Penalty Points to Increase for Drivers Caught Using Handheld Mobile Phones

It is likely to go largely unnoticed in light of the UK media’s obsession with overnight news from across the Atlantic, but, following consultation, the Gove...

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30 Jan 2018

Penalty Points to Increase for Drivers Caught Using Handheld Mobile Phones

It is likely to go largely unnoticed in light of the UK media’s obsession with overnight news from across the Atlan...

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