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Changes Coming to the Rules on Using Mobile Telephones Whilst Driving
    The laws around mobile telephone usage whilst driving are about to be tightened in 2022. It is already illegal to text or make a phone call using any handheld device whilst driving. It is also going to become i
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Dogs and Cars – Don’t Let your Hound Lead you to a Prison Cell!
Britain has always been a nation of dog lovers and during the Covid-19 pandemic dog ownership rose dramatically during the lockdown. So what are the rules on transporting your hound? What does the law say? Rule 57 of The
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Drink Driving 101
As another celebrity is charged with drink driving, the question as to whether the law is too soft arises. Should there be a zero tolerance approach or is it a Public Heath matter where more awareness and education would
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Section 172 Notice – Do I Have to Name the Driver of My Car?
If your car is involved in a driving offence a section 172 notice is provided with the Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) for the driving offence, this usually comes in the post. The s.172 is the requirement to provide
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15 Frequently Asked Questions About Speeding
     1. What is the national speed limit? The maximum speed limit of a single carriageway road is 60mph. On dual carriageway roads and motorways it is 70mph. The national speed limit road sign is a white circle with a
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Motoring Offences – Special Reasons or Exceptional Hardship – Which One Applies to Me?
When are Special Reasons or Exceptional Hardship relevant? If you have committed an offence carrying penalty points you may be able to use one or both of these arguments before the Court. You must plead Guilty to the off
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GB Sticker Changing to UK Sticker for Cars Travelling Abroad after 28th September 2021
As of the 28 September 2021 the national identifier for all UK registered vehicles who travel abroad will change. The national identifier is the sticker or emblem placed on the rear of the vehicle which clearly identifie
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Driver Speeding Statistics Revealed
Every summer, the government releases statistics relating to the behaviours of drivers. One particular report focuses on speeding infringements and makes for interesting reading. In 2020, the worst offenders were van dri
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DVSA Announces Changes for Towing a Trailer or Caravan from Autumn 2021
In an effort to combat the driver shortages and free up test availability, DVSA announced a major change due to come in later this year (date TBC). Drivers who passed their Driving Test from 1 January 1997 will now be ab
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Speed Awareness Course Instead of Penalty Points?
The majority of low level motoring offences are dealt with out of Court, but when many drivers are first warned that an offence has been detected, they are confused as to how their offence will be dealt with. The police
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