Driving Offence Solicitors

March 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Automotive Maintenance, insurance, Transport

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.

Since the advent of speed cameras the “totting up” system has had a much greater impact on ordinary drivers than was ever intended at the time of the system’s creation. It can present a threat to the livelihood of drivers whose driving habits would not usually be considered “dangerous”.

Speeding offences, particularly where fixed cameras are involved, can be technically complex.  We advise on the following:

  • Proper receipt of a “Notice to Owner” or a “Notice of Intended Prosecution
  • Taking reasonable steps to identify the driver
  • “All reasonable steps” defences
  • Calibration and correct operation of fixed and mobile cameras
  • Challenging cases by use of expert evidence
  • “Exceptional Hardship” arguments

In the UK there are a number of rules and laws that you need to know about to stay safe and on the right side of the law, If you are not aware of these laws you could be putting you licence at risk.
To learn to drive in the UK you must first have a provisional licence otherwise you run the risk of getting court for driving without a driving licence and this you result in getting a ban from UK roads.There would be madness on the roads and would be unsafe if we did not have endorsements and points to go on licences of bad drivers and law breakers.

The punishment for breaking these laws range because the laws that you can break on the road range from 3 points if you just go over the speed limit to having your licence taken from you if you drink and drive.

A driving ban will be handed to you if you take drugs or are over the drink drive limit and are court on the UK roads.

In the UK we use miles per hour and not Kilometres per hour as the unit of measuring speed so all road signs are in MPH and not KPH like the rest of Europe. The speed limit is there to show the maximum speed that may be driven on the road but it does not mean that you have to do that speed on that road in any conditions as this may risk yours and others safety.
With this in mind it applies to some drivers of vehicles to 30 mph in residential areas and schools, but then also allows different speeds on single and dual carriageways for normal cars and bikes but a different speed limit to large goods vehicles, this can also include cars towing trailers and other vehicles that have their speed limit reduced. On a UK road they do not have to have signs up every 100 yards they only have to been shown at the start of a new speed limit and the rule is if there are street lights in a built up area it is 30 mph.
In the UK the speed limit is always in increments of ten and most roads it is the same in rain or sun the only roads that are different are some of the motorways that have variable speed limits and this can change depended to the traffic and also if there has been a incident.
If the court decide that you are not safe on the road they are able to ban you from driving depending on what event you are in court accused of this is also know as a driving disqualification.

A totting up ban is when you get multiple points over three years and if these reach 12 you will have your licence banned the court will decide for how long based of the facts of your case.

Six points is all you are allowed to receive on your licence for the first two years of driving after then you are allowed to get up to 12 points on your licence.
There are some pointers that you will need to know about to safely keep your licence and not receive penalty points.
If you’re disqualified for a driving offence, the court will decide how long the disqualification will last, based on how serious they think the offence is.
If you’ve have 12 or more penalty points, you could be disqualified for 6 months, if you get a second disqualification you will be banned for 12 months and a third disqualification you will be banned for 2 years.

This system is in place to stop people breaking the law and endangering the public but without punishing innocent members of the public that have just make a mistake of because of a lap of concentration.
You can get free advice about your motoring offence from specialist motoring solicitors and experts in road traffic law.

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