Police And Eyesight: FAQ
201810.01
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Police And Eyesight: FAQ

What Power Do The Police Have To Test My Eyesight? There has been much ado in the press about police forces undertaking random checks on motorists and revoking licences at the roadside. So, what are their powers? Can The Police Stop Me? Under section 163 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 a police officer in…

Drink Driving – Frequently Asked Questions
201808.13
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Drink Driving – Frequently Asked Questions

Drink Driving FAQ’s Take a look as we answer common questions and quires surrounding drink driving. Fail to Provide a Breath Specimen If you are suspected of driving with excess alcohol in your body, you may be asked to provide a breath sample at the roadside. If that sample is positive, you are likely to…

201806.12
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Targeting Drink Drivers

There’s New Roadside Breathalysers to Detect Drink Drivers The government has announced its intention to use new roadside breathalysers, in a move that could see a further 6,000 convictions per year for drink drivers. At the moment, the breath test procedure is in 2 stages, a person who tests positive at the roadside will be…

Totting up: unravelling the confusion!
201508.18
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Totting up: unravelling the confusion!

What does “Totting Up” mean for UK motorists? As a specialist traffic lawyer of over 10 years, it has always fallen on me to explain at length exactly what “Totting up” (TT99) means, how it might come about and how a ban can be avoided. There are certain phrases and terminologies that are readily thrown…

201112.07
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Taxi driver runs foul of the law as he imprisons passengers over fare dispute – new court case should act as a warning

Taxi law experts Howards & Henry’s Solicitors are warning taxi drivers not to take the law into their own hands, even if they believe they are being provoked, after a new landmark ruling. The case of Eve Lamb v Equity Red Star has set a new precedent for the duty of care demanded of taxi…

201106.07
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Introduction of drugalyser won’t have expected impact unless key issues are addressed

The drugalyser could make a disastrous start to combating irresponsible and dangerous driving unless key issues are sorted out right now, claims specialist motoring lawyer Oliver Gardner. The drugalysers, arriving in police stations this month, are expected to significantly ratchet up pressure on motorists who drive under the influence of drugs. In 2008 only 253…