BBC Kent Radio Drivetime Interview

BBC Kent Radio Drivetime Interview

In this recording, Sunil Rupasinha is in conversation with Dominic King on his BBC Radio Kent Drivetime show. The topics under discussion are wide-ranging and include; defending motorists who plead guilty to road traffic offences such as speeding and drink driving,...
Special Reasons in Driving without Insurance Cases

Special Reasons in Driving without Insurance Cases

The Penalty for driving without insurance If you are convicted of this offence you can be sentenced by way of a fine (unlimited) as well as a disqualification from driving.  If you avoid a disqualification your driving licence will be endorsed with between 6 – 8...
Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving

Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving

What penalties might he face for drink driving? Drinking and driving, why you shouldn’t have ‘one more for the road’… If Ant McPartlin is convicted of drinking and driving the penalties imposed could be severe.  Depending upon the concentration of alcohol found to be...
Guilty or Not Guilty of Careless Driving?

Guilty or Not Guilty of Careless Driving?

What is the trial procedure if you accused of driving without due care and attention? How to avoid conviction. Firstly one must understand how the offence is defined. Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act, 1988, states that driving ‘a mechanically propelled vehicle on a...
Are you insured to drive Company Vehicles?

Are you insured to drive Company Vehicles?

My employer asked me to drive.  If I am stopped by the police, do I have a defence to driving without insurance?  Is there a defence to the allegation? Yes, the most obvious of which is that the use of the vehicle was insured.  However, ignorance of lack of cover is...