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The Law and the New Driving Test

We all know that Smart Phones can be set up to provide GPS coordinates and indeed act as Sat Nav devices but what new drivers need to know is that they can have their nice new licences revoked if they use their use their phones as Sat Navs, They need to take care that the operation of the telephone as an interactive device such as a Sat Nav does not interfere with their ability to drive the car e.g. Don' use it from your lap or propped against the radio- get a special holder for it and DON'T go pressing buttons on it as you drive or even sit at traffic-this will be regarded as Mobile Phone Use and you will face 6pp a £200 fine and revocation of your licence. Back to the drawing board and back to paying for even more lessons! read more

The Law and Average Speed Cameras

We can help. We are only a phone call away. We represent drivers throughout Scotland. Click to call NOW  0800 612 9597 The Law and Average Speed Cameras More speed cameras have been approved for Scottish roads and we will see a new installation of average speed...

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The Easy Way To Fund Your Road Traffic Case

You may not realise it, but you may well have legal expenses insurance through your house or car insurance policies, or through membership of a trade union or some other such organisation. It is important that you check to see if you have such insurance cover, otherwise you could end up paying for legal advice that you could have claimed for free. We can help you review your policies and make a claim where necessary. read more

The Law| New Penalties for Mobile Phone Use In Scotland

The new penalties for using your mobile phone whilst driving means more and more drivers will face a ban under “totting up” provisions. If you get 12 or more points on your licence within any 3 year period you are facing a ban UNLESS you can demonstrate on the balance of probabilities that "Exceptional Hardship" would occur or that “Special Reasons” existed at the time of the offence. 6pp within 2 years of passing your test means a revocation of your hard earned driving licence and back to the drawing board for you with a res sit of your full driving test before you can take to the road again. Insurance companies also take the opportunity to up your alreaedy high premiums if you manage to return to the road. read more

How to Handle Being Stopped By Traffic Police In Scotland

A broken brake light, suspected mobile phone use, speeding or even simply random questioning, the police can pull you and your car over for any number for reasons, but what do you do if you find yourself being stopped by traffic police in Scotland? Here is a short description and video on How to handle being stopped by traffic police in Scotland. read more

Seminar-Special Reasons and Exceptional Hardship Proofs


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Sentence for Mobile Phone Driving Doubled

Sentence for Mobile Phone Driving Doubled Well, it's been a long time coming but this change was sure to come. 6 penalty points and a £200 fine applicable from today for anyone caught using their mobile phone whilst driving. As I reported back in Jan:- Officers handed...

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Tougher Sentences For Mobile Phone Use When Driving

Tougher Sentences For Mobile Phone Use When Driving Officers handed out 7,966 fixed penalty notices for the offence in a week-long campaign in November. The tally – equivalent to a rate of 47 an hour – is the highest yet for a week of enforcement on “distraction...

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Where Are Average Speed Cameras In Scotland

Where Are Average Speed Cameras In Scotland. Jeremy Clarkson recently spoke out about Average Speed Cameras in Scotland, on his flashy and very lovely new website stating "We are told that since average speed cameras were installed on a 99 mile section of the A9 in...

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Drink driving cases in Scotland

Drink Driving Cases In Scotland It was reported today that there has been a rise in the number of drink driving cases in Scotland and those caught by police over Christmas and new year, the Scottish government has said. Drink driving cases in Scotland have been in...

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Drink Driving-The Law In Scotland

Drink Driving-The Law In Scotland It’s estimated that Police Scotland stop over 80,000 vehicles each month, with around 20,000 offences detected every month. We outline some of the key facts in this short blog post The law You may be stopped by the police for many...

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Special Reasons Proof

Special Reasons Proof may be the way to avoid a ban or penalty points but those "Special Reasons" need to relate to the offence not the accused. For more information see blog post from "Scotland's loophole lawyer "Graham Walker read more