Is it an offence to use a mobile phone whilst driving?

Is it an offence to use a mobile phone whilst driving?

A Shock for the Police A recent appeal has clarified the law in a way which to some will seem surprising (including the Crown Prosecution Service and the Police!)  The law prohibits the use of a handheld phone whilst driving. However, up until now the police and CPS...
All you need to know about Penalty Points Disqualifications

All you need to know about Penalty Points Disqualifications

What is a Penalty Points Disqualification? The penalties for committing motoring offences commonly include the power to disqualify from driving.  However, it is more usual, unless an offence is regarded as particularly serious, for the court to consider the...
Kent Drivers continue to use Mobile Phones while driving

Kent Drivers continue to use Mobile Phones while driving

Mobile phone offences in Kent are on the increase   Prior to March 2017 motorists could get three points on their licence and be fined £100 by way of fixed penalty.  A new law means drivers convicted of committing such offences now get six points on their licence...
Don’t risk Prison by saying someone else was driving

Don’t risk Prison by saying someone else was driving

Did you know that misleading the police as to who was driving your car could lead to you being prosecuted for perverting the course of justice and even being sent to prison?   When the police send a registered keeper a requirement to notify them of the identity...
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,...
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...