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What do I need to know about Speed Awareness Courses?

What is a Speed Awareness Course? More than a million drivers each year choose to take a Speed Awareness Course.  These courses have been developed by psychologists, and are to educate rather than to punish drivers in an attempt to make roads...

I have received a form asking if I was the driver - what do I do now?

What is the offence of failing to identify the driver? Most people, when they are caught speeding, are not stopped by the police.  Their vehicle is just flashed by a speed camera and they continue on their journey, often blissfully unaware.  The...

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...

From today, the fast track to a bigger fine?

There will be increased speeding fines in operation as from today, April 24th 2017.  A much harsher fining system is being brought in to try and crack down on speeding motorists.  How much more might you have to pay if you are caught driving over...

Driverless Cars:The End Of The Road For Traffic Offences?

Do you enjoy driving?  Should it matter if we lost our skills at the wheel?  One day soon, instead of mastering the art of driving through learning, practice and experience, we will whistle up a self-driving autonomous car instead which will whisk...

Speed Cameras Are To Become More Conspicuous

Speed cameras on local roads are already yellow, but on major highways they are often grey, and sometimes hidden behind an overhead gantry.  The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin recently announced that by October 2016 all cameras on...

Failure to Identify the Driver - Don't Risk Prison

Most people have had the unpleasant experience of receiving a letter through their door from the police stating that their vehicle was involved in a road traffic offence, normally speeding at a certain date and time.  Included in this envelope there...

More Than 2,000 Motorists Were Caught Speeding In Excess Of 100mph In 2014-2015

2,169 motorists were clocked in 2014-2015 speeding in excess of 100mph.  These figures come from 42 of the UK’s 45 police forces.  Police were asked to give information for the 2014-2015 financial year on the number of recorded incidents...