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Drivers caught using mobile phones whilst driving are to face ‘tougher penalties’. Fines and points are expected to double. Probably due to the high level of fatalities involving mobile phone use and driving. The new rules (expected to come into force this year), will mean that drivers will get six points on their licence and face a minimum £200...

Cars and Children's Health

Offence From 1st of October 2015, it is illegal to smoke in a private vehicle that is enclosed and carrying someone under the age of 18. So it is an offence: For a person of any age to smoke in a private vehicle that is carrying someone who is under 18. For a driver (including a provisional driver) not to stop someone smoking in these...

'Fined £100 for eating banana in traffic jam'

I was surprised to read a recent article in the Express, entitled ‘ fined £100 for eating banana in traffic jam ’. The title prompted me to review the motoring legislation on the subject. As anticipated (and rather unsurprisingly), there isn’t one piece of legislation that prohibits someone from either: Eating a banana or Sitting in traffic...

New Drug-Drive Legislation

New drug-drive legislation is to come into force in March 2015. It will be a motoring offence to: Drive / attempt to drive a motor vehicle on a road or other public place, or Be in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or other public place, When there is a specified controlled drug in the defendant’s body and The proportion of the drug in the...

‘Euro - driving licences’ … A thing of the future?

Following the recent approval of a European Union Directive (640 MEP’s for, 61 MEP’s against), each of the 28 EU member states is to have a designated 'national contact point' enabling police and prosecuting authorities to access a database of motorists to trace foreign drivers. Presently, it is difficult for police and prosecuting authorities to...

Don’t make ‘drink drive’ this year’s Christmas odyssey!

It’s that time of year when my company, In Your Defence Ltd, has asked me to provide a missive about drink drive. This can only mean one thing; we’re approaching Christmas… Rather unfortunately for many, having a ‘merry’ Christmas will have grave implications for them. It will probably start by getting carried away at a meal or party, resulting in...


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