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Driving Whilst Using a Phone

 

Can A Driving Disqualification Be Avoided If You Accumulate 12 Penalty Points Or More?

What is the law on the accumulation of penalty points? The law states that if you commit offences within three years of each other, and the total number of penalty points you receive for these offences amount to twelve or more , then you must be...

I've just received a Notice of Intended Prosecution: what now?

Updated 12th July 2018 Why have I received a Notice of Intended Prosecution? These days you probably won’t be aware at the time that you have been caught committing a motoring offence (such as speeding or going through a red light ) as a...

Your motoring conviction - will it need to be declared?

If I am guilty of a motoring offence, will I get a criminal conviction? When anybody is found guilty, or pleads guilty, to any motoring offence before the Magistrates or Crown Court they will then have a criminal conviction, even if this is for a minor...

Tougher new mobile phone penalties: what do I need to know?

Penalties for using a mobile phone whilst driving have doubled.  As from today, a driver caught using a mobile when at the wheel will have 6 penalty points imposed on their driving licence instead of the previous 3 points.  Fines imposed will...

More Severe Sentencing for Dangerous Driving On The Horizon?

Earlier in September this year the government announced that penalties for using mobile phones while driving would double in 2017.  However, what happens to a driver when distraction by a mobile phone leads to them cause a serious road...

Tougher New Penalties If Caught Using Your Mobile Phone Whilst Driving

The Department for Transport has announced that there will be a doubling of the penalties if a driver is caught using a hand held mobile phone whilst driving .  The Department for Transport has indicated that these changes will come into force at some...

Using A Mobile Phone While Driving - A Large Variety Of Defences

Driving whilst using a mobile phone is becoming an increasingly common offence.  There are, however, many defences that may be applicable.  The following are just a few examples. Not Communicating With The Phone To be guilty of driving...