lawsociety

 
kindle

Testimonials


Not happy that the police were proved to be liars but nothing happened to them but very happy with the work done by Graham Walker and the team at roadtrafficlaw. Thanks for saving my licence and my business. I have already recommended that others go to you with any road traffic case in Scotland.Great knowledge of the law and real ability in this area.
, Dumfries

Mr Walker did what two other legal adviser's failed to do! After lengthy consultation and advice with two other solicitors they failed to sort this case for me. Mr Walker took a "Late plea to the competency of the charge" *(Late because other advisers failed to take the point) He successfully argued that the point should be debated although this was opposed by the PF but allowed by the court after representations made by Mr Walker. He later attended court and argued that the case should be thrown out....which it was. Delighted with result and happy to recommend Mr Walker's firm to anyone who needs a good road traffic lawyer.
, Coatbridge Justice of the Peace
Road Traffic Lawyers is rated 5/5 based on 63 testimonials.

IN-THE-MEDIA

penalty_points

Drink Driving in Scotland 2013

The limit for drink driving in Scotland is due to fall, but the rest of the UK isn’t planning to follow suit

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has already announced plans to lower the drink-driving limit from the UK measure of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to the European norm of 50mg/100ml, the equivalent of one pint of beer. The power to change the limit for drink driving in Scotland was devolved by Westminster in last year’s Scotland Act. Despite repeated calls to adopt the European limit, Westminster has so far ruled out a change in England and Wales.

It has, however, been argued that changing the threshold for drink driving in Scotland to a lower level than the rest of the UK will cause numerous problems for those driving on Britain’s roads. The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) says the imminent change will need to be accompanied by a significant public information campaign to warn drivers that Scotland and England will be subject to different limits. The countries top police officers have stated that tourists and other road users will be confused by a new lower limit for drink driving in Scotland, which could see ministers being forced to signpost every cross-border road to warn drivers of the differing levels of lawful alcohol blood levels.

Drink Driving in Scotland: be aware of the changes to be made during 2013

Drink Driving in Scotland: be aware of the changes to be made during 2013

Although we do believe it is a good idea to bring Scotland in line with the rest of Europe on drink driving matters the decision for England and Wales to not follow suit is troubling. A number of practical problems for the police have been highlighted by ACPOS: Different road traffic laws across the UK may be confusing to road users, especially tourists,” Although the 50mg limit is fully supported, “There is every probability that a reduction in the limit would bring about more convictions … and undoubtedly more ‘morning-after’ detections.”

The country’s leading accident charity called for borderline drunk drivers in Scotland to escape with shorter bans when the limit is lowered. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents said those caught with a reading of between 50mg and 80mg should be disqualified for six rather than 12 months “to encourage public acceptance of the new limits” These changes illustrate, that now more than ever, if you are unsure then DON’T get behind the wheel. Be safe. If you have had ANY ALCOHOL at all then do not drive: It is not worth the risk. If you have been charged with drink driving in Scotland then call 0800 612 9597 for a FREE and confidential Case Consultation with Graham Walker and the Road Traffic Law Team.

rtl number

Graham Walker

Graham Walker

Road Traffic Lawyer at RoadTrafficLaw.com
Road Traffic Lawyer: Graham Walker LLb,DipLP,NP

30 Years practising as a Criminal lawyer in Scotland. Specialising in road traffic law. Whatever the road traffic law problem is we are sure that we can help you. It may be about speed cameras, Speeding fines, penalty points. Call 0800 612 9597.
Graham Walker
Graham Walker
Graham Walker
Graham Walker

Latest posts by Graham Walker (see all)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

HTML tags are not allowed.

Recent Case Results

Dangerous Driving – Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

Dangerous Driving – Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court - outcome after negotiations with the Crown our client tendered a guilty plea to a much reduced charge of Section 3 careless driving 5 penalty points endorsed and £400 fine.[read more]

Dangerous Driving at Hamilton Sheriff Court

Dangerous Driving at Hamilton Sheriff Court - Outcome 6 penalty points endorsed and £350 fine imposed[read more]

Dangerous Driving - Dunoon Sheriff Court

Dangerous Driving - Dunoon Sheriff Court - Outcome after negotiations with the Crown our client tendered a guilty plea to a substantially reduced charge of Careless driving Section 3 under deletion of the words did drive at “excessive speed” on the complaint , 8 penalty points endorsed and £325 fine.[read more]