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 […]

Vehicle stopped for driving without a front tyre

Police have previously stopped a motorist for driving a car with its front tyre completely missing. There was no front panel on the driver’s side, with what appeared to be leads or cables trailing along the road behind it.     Officers stopped the vehicle in Pembrokeshire, and it was confirmed that the vehicle had […]

Red light running

Q  While waiting at traffic lights in two lanes of traffic, I was the first car before the red lights. Upon hearing blaring sirens and seeing lots of flashing lights in my mirrors, I realised both an ambulance and first responder vehicle were trapped behind my car and were right on my bumper. I drove forwards […]

Lines and signs

On some streets there are so many signs that you only have time to read them all when you’re stuck in a traffic jam. Common sense suggests that if drivers don’t have time to read them, they aren’t much use, but what might come as a surprise to many people is that quite a few […]

Speeding charge

Q uestion A couple of months ago, I was flashed by a speed camera on the M25 and I received a notice of intended prosecution seven days later. I no longer have the envelope in which the notice was sent, and I donít recall whether it was sent to me by first or second class post. […]

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