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...
What is a Single Justice Procedure Notice?

What is a Single Justice Procedure Notice?

A single justice procedure notice is a notice which is sent by post under a relatively new kind of Magistrates’ Court procedure.  It is only used in relation to non-imprisonable offences such as speeding, failing to provide the driver’s details, driving without due...