Drug Driving

In Your Defence Ltd have been at the vanguard of defending those arrested or with cases before the criminal courts for drug driving since it came into operation in March, 2015. The law in England and Wales is as follows: Driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with concentration of specified controlled drug above specified limit (1) This...

IYDL 'Motoring Law Alert’ - Mobile Phone Use.

From 1 st March 2017, drivers caught using a mobile phone will automatically receive penalty points even if it's their first offence, under new government changes for motorists. The Government have decided that some police force areas use of a remedial driving course is not a tough enough deterrent for using a device at the wheel. Fines will...

In Your Defence Ltd – Daily defending motorists

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...


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