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I have been charged with an SP30 offence – what does it mean?
You have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) or Single Justice Procedure Notice (SJPN) with the offence code SP30. What does this mean? It is an urban myth that the code SP30 relates to an offence of exceedin
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DVSA Extends Licence Expiry Dates
DVLA has recently re-opened its services to non-key workers. In order to keep work load to essential items only, DVLA had previously chosen to reduce the burden by extending the validity of photocard driving licences exp
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Alco-locks in vehicles to prevent rise in drink drive incidents
The most recent figures on drink drive related accidents have been released by the Department for Transport. There were 5890 accidents where the driver was found to be over the drink drive limit, an increase of 3% from t
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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
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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 de
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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 c
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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 i
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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 hav
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SP30: What Does it Mean?
SP30 is an offence code that means exceeding a statutory speed limit on the public road. It does not mean, as is often thought, an offence of exceeding a 30mph speed limit, but can be any statutory speed limit on a publi
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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 penal
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