From today, the 2nd March 2015, the law in respect of drug driving will change.
The police have been empowered to use road side ‘drugalyser’ – a device that will be able to measure the amount of a particular drug in a drivers blood system. The principal will be the same as a roadside breathalyzer for drink driving offences. Additionally, Police officers have also been trained to consider the use of a road side impairment test to check a drivers reaction, balance and coordination. Read More
The number of drivers fined in court for speeding offences in South Wales has tripled, according to new figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
The South Wales Police force area saw one of the biggest increases in England and Wales with 6,491 motorists fined in 2013, compared to 2,181 three years earlier. The numbers of Dyfed-Powys and Gwent motorists fined by magistrates doubled. Read More
The dreaded Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) drops through the letterbox. How do the police or the prosecution in Court prove your speed? There are three ways in which the prosecution will seek to prove your speed: Read More
Where the driver of company vehicle is caught committing a motoring offence and is not stopped at the time of the offence a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) is sent to the registered keeper of the vehicle which is usually the Company Secretary or Director.
Where you are facing the imposition of 12 penalty points under the totting provisions a mandatory 6 months disqualification from driving will be awarded by the Court – right? Read More
From the 1st October 2014 drivers will not be required to display a paper tax disc on their vehicle – the DVLA have replaced the tax disc with an electronic register of vehicle excise licence (more commonly known as road tax). Read More
The present Government has proposed a zero tolerance approach to to deal with those that drive under the influence of illegal drugs. Read More
#1 Motoring Solicitors are very aware that a conviction for a motoring offence can have an impact on a driver’s insurance premiums.
For example, a simple offence of speeding can increase your insurance premiums by up to 20%. Where a disqualification is imposed for a motoring offence, many insurance companies will consider whether to offer you insurance at all and have been known to increase insurance premiums by 200%. Read More
You will be categorised by the DVLA and the Magistrates Court as a new driver if you have passed your driving test less than 2 years before the date of any motoring offence. Where a new driver accumulates 6 penalty points on a driving licence within the first 2 years of passing their driving test, their driving licence will be revoked. Read More