The rise of the Speed Camera in South Wales

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

Motoring offences and a Company’s responsibility under section 172

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.

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Insurance Premiums

#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