The legalities of keeping and driving vehicles in good order

April’s rather soggy driving conditions often result in more effort being required to keep vehicles clean. Apart from the obvious benefits of driving a clean car, there are real advantages too, in avoiding criminal prosecution. Failing to maintain a vehicle to the standard required by law can lead to penalty point endorsements, driving bans and […]

Dangerous driving and careless driving – where the line is crossed

With weather conditions on a downward curve towards the end of the year, we tend to see an escalation in the number of cases of alleged careless and dangerous driving being brought against drivers. Both offences take into consideration the nature of the driving, given the road conditions at the time that the offence is […]

Any old insurance?

There are legal obligations imposed upon drivers and motorcycle riders that, if not met, render an individual guilty of no insurance, an absolute offence, with little opportunity of a defence. As a driver or rider of a car or motorcycle, you must ensure that the vehicle is registered, insured (the minimum is third-party insurance covering […]

Road traffic laws may be enforced by local councils

Despite there being a limited number of police officers in towns and cities across England and Wales dealing with minor road traffic contraventions, new legislation being implemented, namely Civil Enforcement of Road Traffic Contraventions (Approved Devices, Charging Guidelines and General Provisions) (England) Regulations 2022, provides that local councils will have the power to enforce traffic […]

The fun of 4x4s… legally

The 4×4 and SUV market is forever growing and many motorists purchase these vehicles to experience the thrill of some off-road adventures. If the most excitement you see in your 4×4 is a full load of shopping on the way back from the supermarket, then it may be time to put it through its paces. […]

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