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Government Announces Travel Strategy in Lockdown Easing

Significant Changes To Highways To Be Introduced Within Weeks The Department for Transport has published a document outlining guidance to the highways authorities who are being asked to make “significant changes to the road layouts to give more room to cyclists and pedestrians.” COVID-19 restrictions has meant that public transport […]

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Insurance Refunds For Motorists

Are you entitled to a refund on your car insurance during the Lockdown? As is quite apparent from the Government Corona virus daily briefings and by simply taking a look outside, the amount of traffic on the roads has decreased dramatically. Some drivers have stopped using their vehicles altogether and […]

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Speeding Through Lockdown

Regional police forces across the country have voiced concerns over an apparent increase in speeding offences being detected during Lockdown. Roads which are usually gridlocked are now free flowing. This along with the complete lack of normal routine has drivers ignoring or forgetting speed camera sites and also being much […]

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Potholes – Know Your Rights

Have you ever had damage caused to your tyres due to unattended pot holes on the road? You hear the clunk and feel the jolt of your tyres dipping into the hole and have a sinking feeling that this may be costly!¬† This is an all too common occurrence, particularly […]

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Tightening the Law on Using a Mobile Phone Whilst Driving

In 2017, the government increased the penalty for driving using a mobile phone from 3 to 6 penalty points and an increased fine. For New Drivers this will result in licence revocation and for other drivers will still have serious implications. This has not resulted in a significant drop in […]

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Crack Down on Exceptional Hardship

Magistrates could be given new guidance which would reduce the ability of a driver to argue Exceptional Hardship and avoid a ban, in a Consulation issued by the Sentencing Council. Where a driver reaches 12 or more penalty points on their licence, they will be subject to a minimum 6 […]

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Can I be prosecuted from dash-cam footage?

As specialist motoring lawyers we see a variety of circumstances which lead to police investigations with drivers. Over recent years there has been a definite increase in motorists being prosecuted due to dash cam footage provided by other motorists. Many drivers are surprised when they realise that they have picked […]

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How to Avoid Penalty Points

  Read our motoring solicitor’s top tips to avoid having penalty points added to your licence For most drivers, their licence and ability to drive is a lifeline. It is necessary for the commute, the school run, the weekly shop, family visits and it would cause devastating effects if it […]

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Know your speed limits

    ¬†Most drivers believe that they understand speed limits but in reality they have not taken the time to refresh their knowledge since passing their test. For low level first time offenders, a speed awareness course will be offered. This is largely made up of teaching drivers how to […]

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