Driving Offence Solicitors

Road Traffic Lawyers & Driving Offence Solicitors


Driving offence solicitors, if you face prosecution for any type of motoring offence including speeding tickets, tachometer violations and drink driving right through to death by dangerous driving offences, then we can help. This is the main sales approach for most of these Driving offence solicitors.

  • Is your job at risk if you are disqualified from driving?
  • What would the impact of a driving ban be on you and your family?
  • How would points on your licence affect your insurance premiums?
  • Are you aware that the courts can ban you from driving any vehicle for up to five years depending on the offence you are convicted of?


Motoring offences are a common occurrence and a particular hazard for business people on the move, If you have received a notice of intended prosecution or have been contacted by the police we can advise you on the best course of action to take. Read more


12 Points On Licence

Are You Facing 12 Points on Licence?

Points don’t mean prizes

12 points on licence has become a fact-of-life for many drivers, quite often through fixed-point penalty notices for ‘minor’ speeding offences, and often obtained by being caught by one of the many speed cameras. This is usually 3 points on your licence and a fine. Getting to 12 points means you will lose your licence for a period of time but you can achieve this much faster by conviction for more serious speeding offences or ‘driving without due care and attention’ or ‘dangerous driving’.

But if you have had your licence for less than 2 years you are at a much greater risk of losing your licence. If you get to 6 points, then your licence will be revoked and you’ll have to go back to being a learner and starting all over again. This includes any points you get while you hold a Read more


12 Penalty Points On Driving Licence

12 Penalty Points

The penalty points system was introduced in an attempt to provide the Courts with another method of punishing motorists apart from the original fine and driving ban option. In this way, the Court could endorse a person’s driving licence with the number of points it felt appropriate up to 12 penalty points, given the severity of the offence.

It also allowed the introduction of a system that was able to monitor the effect the Read more


Failure to Stop

Failure to stop and report

Failure to stop happens when an accident involving a vehicle has occurred and the owner of the vehicle failure to stop at the scene, and when he or she is required to do so, does not exchange or provide their details.

‘Failure to report’ happens when a driver does not report the accident within 24 hours to the police.

Every motorist is under a duty to stop at the scene of an accident and remain for such time as is reasonable in the circumstances to allow details to be exchanged with any person requiring them.

If you do stop and there is Read more


Reckless and Dangerous driving

What is ‘Reckless driving’?

Dangerous (Reckless) driving is a statutory offence. It is also a term of art used in the definition of the offence of causing death by dangerous driving. It replaces the former offence of reckless driving.

  • A person drives dangerously when:
  • the way they drive falls far below the minimum acceptable standard expected of a competent and careful driver; and
  • it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous.

Some typical examples from court cases of dangerous driving are Read more


Speeding is the most common offence committed by motorists

Speeding Offences

Speeding is the most common offence committed by the motorist. Speeding allegations can be resolved in the following ways:

  • Attending a speed awareness course (at the discretion of the Police)
  • Accepting a Fixed Penalty of 3 points and £60 fine;
  • For more serious offences, or disputed cases, attending Court.

The penalty range is from 3–6 penalty points and the current maximum fines are up to £2,500 for motorway offences and up to Read more


Seizure of unlicensed and uninsured vehicles

Seizure of vehicles

Seizure of cars in recent times, the Police have acquired some very remarkable and even draconian powers.  Let’s face it, people driving vehicles without a driving licence or insurance are a public danger and, in 2005, Parliament decided to take tougher action to combat this menace.  Motorists may not have even heard of the Road Traffic Act 1988 sections 165A and 165B.

These sections were inserted into the Road Traffic Act 1988 by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 s.152.  They empower a Police Officer in Uniform to Read more


Exchange Your Paper Driving Licence For A Photocard Licence

Paper Driving Licence

The law and the rules of the UK highways and the areas where the public fall short on and the laws people don’t even know that they are breaking and putting their licences and jobs on the line for.
As of 2015, the paper element of the UK driving licence is no longer a requisite. All information regarding any points and endorsements can be found online & it’s only necessary to have the credit card licence.

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Dangerous Driving and Reckless Driving

Driving Dangerously


Reckless driving is a major moving traffic violation As a legal term, it is used within the United States. This offence has been abolished in the United Kingdom and replaced. It may be known as dangerous driving in places other than the United Kingdom (where it was a subset of the wider offence of dangerous driving).

It is usually a more serious offence than careless driving, improper driving, or driving without due care and attention and is Read more


Driving without a valid licence?

Driving without a valid licence will get you a penalty of 3-6 points and a maximum fine of £1000. The court can also issue a driving ban which stops you from obtaining a driver’s licence for a set period in the future.

Driving Without A Valid Licence Invalidates Your Insurance

You may also receive further charges of driving without insurance as your insurance may be invalid if you do not have a valid driver’s licence.  If you were caught without a license as a result of an accident then this is seriously bad news as you may have to pay  damages to the 3rd party and Read more