Motoring offences to be prosecuted ‘on line’ or in public buildings

Court hearing for motoring offences are to be held  in universities as well as town halls and community centres after ministers announced plans to shut almost one in five Magistartes Courts across the country. Read More

Motoring Offences prosecuted in 2014 rise

The latest figures from the Ministry of Justice have show that prosecutions for motoring offences increased last year by 4.5%, from 566,000 in 2013 to 591,000 in 2014.

The annual Criminal Justice statistics for 2014 show that the largest increase was for speeding offences, which saw a 26% increase in Court appearances to 159,000 speeding prosecutions last year. In addition, offences of driving without  insurance  increased to 144,000 offences. Read More

Drug Driving and the change in the law

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