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Motoring fines set to increase fourfold.

The Government has said that magistrates courts will soon be able to issue maximum fines fourfold of what current maximum rates are. Such fines include motoring fines which are increasing to £10,000 for motorway speeders. The proposed increases to the maximum fines are as follows; Level 1 (including unauthorised cycle racing on public ways): from...

Knight Rider Hoff The Scale Speeding

The former Knight Rider star, David Hasselhoff, was caught speeding during the Gumball 3000 event in his Nissan GTR. The US actor was caught doing more than twice the British speed limit at 180mph. The 61 year-old was driving his ‘KITT’ car down Regent Street in London where the exhibition was featuring. Hasselhoff admitted he has carried a...

Porn watching lorry driver causes death by dangerous driving

Ian Glover was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by Shrewsbury Crown Court for Dangerous driving. He was concentrating on mobile porn and not on the A5 near Telford. He ploughed into a broken down stationary car on the hard shoulder. The lorry driver had been viewing pornography on two sites for several miles, while driving at 56 miles an hour...

Stiff Penalty?

The widow of a man who died in 2007 has been given a 6 month jail term after pretending her husband was still alive and had been at the wheel of their car in 2008! She would have been sent a Section 172 Notice as to who the driver was on the two speeding occasions and she claimed it was down to her hubby. She pleaded guilty to Perverting the...

Graduate Driving Licencing Scheme

Well here’s to you Mrs. Robinson? Well, perhaps The Graduate (Dustin Hoffman) might not have been able to drive to his assignation with an older woman. Why? Well increasingly across the planet, countries are making newly qualified young drivers go on to a Graduated Drivers Licensing Scheme by way of a probationary period following the passing of a...

Police need more training re LGV (HGV) drivers tacograph

Suffolk police officers are to get more training to read HGV tacographs after figures showed a drop in lorry drivers being fined for not taking breaks. In 2011, 316 truckers were given fixed penalty notices, but this dropped to 28 in 2012 and four in 2013. Our unique specialist motoring law team, M23Law, regularly get asked to represent lorry...

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