Driving and Traffic Law – UK Driving Legislation

February 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Motoring Law


There are severe penalties, including imprisonment, for driving with a Blood / Alcohol level exceeding 80 mg per 100 ml

Seat Belts

Seat belts must be worn at all times in both the front and back  Read more

Totting up penalty points

February 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Motoring Law, Transport

Totting up ban is when you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of three years, you’ll be liable to be disqualified under the ‘totting-up’ system. This is shown on your licence as  Read more

Failure To Identify Driver

January 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Motoring Law, Technology

Failure to identify driver what if I do not know who was driving the vehicle?


Failure To Identify Driver

The offence of failure to identify driver of a vehicle is contained within Section 172(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. These provisions state that the person keeping the vehicle shall give such information as to the identity of the driver as he may be required to give by or on behalf of a chief officer of police. The law similarly applies to any other person if required to give Read more

Driving Without Due Care And Attention

January 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Motoring Law, Transport

Driving without due care and attention relating to Careless driving and Dangerous driving overlaps to a large extent. If you are charged with either then you should have a look at both pages as there may be points of relevance on both.

A person commits this offence if they drive on a road or other public place and the manner of their driving ‘falls Read more

Caught Driving a Vehicle in a Dangerous Condition?

December 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Motoring Law, Transport

Driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition on a road or in any public place dangerously or in a dangerous condition.

For driving dangerously the Court would consider whether the standard of driving fell far below that of a competent and careful driver and whether it would be obvious to such a driver that driving in that manner would be dangerous.

If the allegation relates to the vehicle and it is in a dangerous condition the Court would Read more

Totting Up Driving Ban / 12 Penalty Points

December 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Motoring Law

Totting Up Driving Ban / 12 Penalty Points

The driving ban penalty points system was introduced in an attempt to provide the Courts with another method of punishing motorists apart from the original fine and driving ban option.

In this way, the Court could endorse a person’s driving licence with the number of points it felt appropriate, given the severity of the offence.

It also allowed the introduction of a system that was able to monitor the effect the punishments were having, resulting in a Read more

Speeding Chosen Over Safety

December 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Car Insurance, Family and Personal, Motoring Law

Business drivers see speeding as a lesser crime than their private motoring counterparts, according to a new study.

Business drivers are also more likely to favour no penalty for minor speeding offences – 38% of company car drivers are against speeding fines, versus 29% of private motorists.

In addition, nearly three-quarters of company car drivers support Read more

Hard Core Still Risk Drink Driving

December 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Employment, Motoring Law

In the UK drink driving or attempting to drive whilst above the legal limit or unfit through drink carries a maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment, a fine of up to £5,000 and a minimum 12 months’ disqualification.

For a second offence committed within ten years of conviction, the minimum ban is Read more