Behind the Headlines: New speeding guidelines explained

Motorway showing a car hogging middle lane

Drivers found guilty of the most serious speeding offences could face harsher penalties under new sentencing guidelines, but some confusion still surrounds the new law change. Stricter punishment for drivers committing the most serious of offences came into effect on April 24, but this doesn’t necessarily tell the whole story. The decision has been made in an attempt...

If your driving licence is out of date you could be fined £1000

It’s thought that over 2.2 million UK driving licences are out of date, so make sure yours isn’t one of them. According to the DVLA, over 2.2million driving licences are out of date and people don’t know it.  So if you’ve got a photo driving licence, get it out and check the 4b date on it,...

Embarrassing insurance case is no laughing matter

Humza Yousaf Portrait

Ignorance of the law is no excuse but a simple mistake can still lead to a serious motoring offence for even the most sensible driver, as was illustrated in a rather embarrassing case for Scotland’s Transport Minister recently. Humza Yousaf was caught driving a friend’s car without the proper insurance, highlighting this complex issue many...

Booster seat ‘ban’ delayed

Children in a car

New rules being introduced next year will see backless car booster seats banned for younger children. Currently, children weighing as little as 15kg – around three years old – are permitted to travel in backless booster seats. The change in law was originally expected to come into force next month. but the United Nations must implement...

Morning after the night before: Facts you must know

Man being breathalysed by police officer

You wouldn’t consider getting behind the wheel after having a few drinks, so what’s so different about doing it the next morning if you’ve been out the night before? Some people think that if they have been to sleep, that means they are alright to drive – but in fact, you could wake up still...

No second chance for motorists caught using their mobile while driving

Using a mobile while driving

Drivers caught using a mobile phone at the wheel will no longer be able to avoid getting points on their licence by taking a training workshop. The fine slapped on motorists caught illegally using their phone will also be doubled from £100 to £200 under the plans and penalty points will increase from three to...

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30.3.2017

Behind the Headlines: New speeding guidelines explained

Drivers found guilty of the most serious speeding offences could face harsher penalties under new sentencing guidelines, but some confusion still surrounds the new law change. Stricter punishment for drivers committing the...

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