New Drivers Be Wary of Penalty Points

New Drivers Be Wary of Penalty Points

The Law The Law provides that if a ‘new’ driver has 6 or more penalty points endorsed i.e. within 24 months of passing the test that the licence will be automatically revoked by the DVLA.  This means that both the theory and the driving test would have to be taken...
Caught on a Mobile?

Caught on a Mobile?

A Case Study The police stopped Charlie Ritcher in central London and accused him of using his mobile phone whilst driving. (This was an allegation of using the phone to have a conversation as opposed to using it as a sat nav).  One officer claimed he had watched as...
Caught Using a mobile phone whilst driving?

Caught Using a mobile phone whilst driving?

The Allegation Jim had been seen using a mobile phone by a police officer when he was stationary at traffic lights. Jim did not deny using a phone nor holding a speaker to his ear (the actual phone being in a cradle on the dashboard). However, as he drives for a...
Have you received a Notice of Intended Prosecution?

Have you received a Notice of Intended Prosecution?

  Have you received a Notice of Intended Prosecution?   David received a Notice of Intended Prosecution advising him that consideration was being given to prosecuting him for Dangerous Driving, Careless Driving and Failing to Stop or Report following a road traffic...
How to avoid disqualification for speeding

How to avoid disqualification for speeding

The Case Luca (an alias) was in a rush for work one day and was stopped by an officer for driving at more than 30 mph above the speed limit.  He later received a Single Justice Procedure Notice.  He completed the Notice admitting the offence and elected to be...
Caught on the Mobile?

Caught on the Mobile?

A Case Study The police stopped Charlie Ritcher in central London and accused him of using his mobile phone whilst driving. (This was an allegation of using the phone to have a conversation as opposed to using it as a sat nav).  One officer claimed he had watched as...