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Using your mobile phone whilst driving

Using your mobile phone whilst driving: Motoring Law Specialist, Neil Sargeant explains … Using your mobile telephone whilst driving has long been a subject open to argument and debate. As more road traffic incidents (particularly those involving a fatality) were reported in the media, the  social response rose accordingly and heavier penalties were introduced to help deter would be offenders. …

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Taking Someone Else’s Penalty Points – Is it Worth the Risk?

Millions of motorists across the UK have at some point in their driving history received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) which is the most common proceedings that result in penalty points. Penalty points for many people can be a huge inconvenience and there are times that it may seem like an easy option for …

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Legality with Driverless Cars

Driverless Cars – The Current Position

Driverless vehicles are moving out of science fiction onto our roads.  Various manufacturers have signalled intent to make them viable by 2021 meaning that we could be driven to work automatically sooner than we all anticipated.  Whilst driverless vehicles have long been a hot topic,  significant progress has been made in their implementation after the …

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Drug Testing for Drug Driving Offences

Forensic Samples in Drink Driving Cases

Randox Laboratories have been in the news frequently over the past couple of years and I have written various pieces about what has happened myself. In what has been called “the biggest forensic science scandal in the UK for decades”, The National Police Chiefs Council (NCPCC) have identified that around 10,000 cases involving forensic samples may …

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Drink drivers to face speedier justice with new roadside breathalysers

Drink drivers to face speedier justice with new roadside breathalysers New plans to bring drink drivers “to justice” quicker are in development with new roadside breathalyser technology that will enable officers to collect an “evidential sample” at the roadside as opposed to in the police station. The Roadside Breath Test  vs The Evidential Sample When …

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