Specialist Road Traffic Law Solicitors are definitely not just for the rich and famous. Those are just the cases you get to hear about.
Very often the general public are under the misapprehension that only celebrities and footballers, get the services of, or are able to afford a specialist road traffic lawyer.
If you already have points on our licence or if you depend upon your driving licence then you really should ask your Home Insurance provider to add this to your policy or give you a quote for doing so. I am told that for as little as £35 per year you can receive several thousand pounds worth of legal expenses cover. The average case costs in he region of £2000+VAT to defend. That is a horrific amount of money for people to find for a crisis purchase.Many of us presently pay more than this per year to make sure we can afford to have someone fix a central heating boiler if that goes on the blink. If your driving licence is as important as your central heating you might want to add legal expenses cover to that list of monthly direct debits! Read More
Speeding fines start at £100 for a Fixed Penalty (Or as they are called in Scotland a Conditional Offer) If you are caught breaking the speed limit either by the a police patrol or a safety camera, the next thing that happens is that :-
the police just give you a verbal warning (Unlikely in the days of Key Perfomance Indicators)
they may offer you the chance to take part in a speed-awareness course (Soon available throughout Scotland, bt more common in England)
issue a Fixed Penalty Notice or Conditional Offer (a speeding ticket), with a fine of £100 and three penalty points
report the matter to the Procurator Fiscal’s office and have you prosecuted in the Justice of the Peace court for speeding. This will mean you will have to go to court,(On more than one occasion if going to trial) and could face a fine of up to £1,000 (£2,500 if you were speeding on the motorway), between three and six penalty points on your driving licence, and a possible driving disqualification. Read More
It’s illegal to drive if you’re unfit to do so because you’re on legal or illegal drugs.
If the police stop you and think you’re on drugs they can do a ‘Field Impairment Assessment’. This is a series of tests, like asking you to walk in a straight line and checking the size of your pupils.
If they think you’re unfit to drive because of taking drugs, you’ll be arrested and will have a blood test at a police station. If the test shows you’ve taken drugs you could be charged with a crime.
You don’t have to be on illegal drugs to be unfit to drive – many prescription or over-the-counter drugs can also impair your ability to drive. If you’re on legal drugs and not sure, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional before driving. Read More
Police Scotland’s ‘Keep Scotland’s Roads Safe’ Initiative has been running throughout the summer months, aimed at ‘cracking down’ on irresponsible driving throughout the country. Read More
Drink Driving Campaign has already seen 140 Motorists charged with driving under the influence of drink and/or drugs since Police Scotland’s Summer Crackdown began Read More