New motoring laws we COULD see in 2017

Texting Whilst Driving

Laws will often change, evolve and sometimes even disappear completely from the statute book; so there’s a good chance that, as motorists, we will see new legislation that affects the way we drive and use our vehicles in the coming 12 months. Some changes will have been talked about and debated for some time, while others can...

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...

QUIZ: How well do you know your road signs?

Give Way sign with car in background

Road signs. We come across them every day, whether driving, on the bus or even walking along the street. But despite the fact we see them all the time, how many of us can say we know exactly what they mean? Having a good knowledge of road signs is imperative for any motorists and is...

QUIZ: Are you prepared for winter driving?

Dirt covered SUV on a muddy road

Take the Caddick Davies winter motoring quiz and test your knowledge when it comes to driving at the most hazardous time of the year. Taking to the road always requires a great deal of concentration at the best of times, but during the winter motoring becomes all the more difficult as darker nights, slippery surfaces and extreme weather all...

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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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