Road Traffic Offences Department
At David Benson Solicitors, we cover the whole of England and Wales and we are building an admirable reputation for defending our clients on Road Traffic Offences including drug or drink driving, speed limits contraventions, mobile phone offences, failure to provide information or identity, failure to provide specimen for analysis, driving without licence or insurance and so on.
Recently, the speed limits for most residential areas have been changed. Observing drivers would have noted that some roads that were previously 30 mph have been changed to 20 mph. This is just one of several changes that are being made in this area of law to improve general road safety. However, unwary drivers have been getting caught, unaware of these new developments with the inevitable results of getting penalty points on their licence, as well as paying fines for these contraventions. Some repeat offenders even get disqualified or imprisoned, depending on the seriousness of their offences.
We have had cases withdrawn against our clients together with a good record of successful defences.
We can provide advice as well as represent you if you have been charged or are facing investigation in relation to any of these driving matters.
The law regarding driving offences is typically governed by the Road Traffic Act (RTA) 1988 and Road Traffic Regulation Act (RTRA) 1984. The most common driving offences are listed below:
- Driving without due care and attention (careless driving), s.3 RTA 1988.
- Speeding contraventions, s.89 RTRA 1984
- Dangerous driving, s.2 RTA 1988.
- Driving whilst disqualified, s.103 RTA 1988.
- Drink or drug driving, s.5(1) and 5A RTA 1988.
- Failing to provide information/ identity as required, s.172 RTA 1988.
- Failing to provide a specimen for analysis, s.7(6) and 7 RTA 1988.
- Failing to stop, give information and report an accident within 24 hours, s.170 RTA 1988.
- Driving without insurance, s.143 (3) RTA 1988.
- Unfit to drive through drink or drug, s.4(1), (2) and (5) RTA 1988.
Furthermore, under The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2003, it is an offence to use a handheld mobile telephone or a device of a kind similar to a mobile telephone while driving. It is important to note that using a handheld mobile device at a stationary position with the vehicle’s engine running is an offence. Accordingly, a driver who uses a mobile telephone while motionless at the traffic lights, with the vehicle’s engine running, commits an offence which carries a standard 6 penalty points and £200 fine, with a maximum limit of £1000 fine.
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If you find yourself having to deal with any of these offences, contact us on 02085408888 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with information on how to take your case forward. We pride ourselves with providing an honest assessment and advice on your traffic matters and our fees are fixed and affordable.
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If you find yourself having to deal with any of these offences, contact us on 02085408888 or email us via email@example.com and we will provide you with information on how to take your case forward.