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Stricter laws for using a mobile phone while driving come into force this week: what are the changes and what does this mean for you?

Paul Loughlin
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Motorists are being warned ahead of new laws around using your mobile phone while behind the wheel coming into force this week. From Friday (25 th March) the new stricter laws will mean drivers cannot use a hand-held device while behind the wheel for...

Highway Code rule changes

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There is no doubt that better protection for more vulnerable road users has been long overdue and the changes in the Highway Code will go some way to close that gap. There has been much debate since the announcement of these rule changes as to whether they...

Ban on using hand-held devices when driving

Paul Loughlin
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The announcement that UK drivers will be banned from filming or searching for playlists on hand-held devices from next year will be welcome news for many and goes some way towards making our roads a safer place for all road users. This offence has...

The evolution of mobile phones and the impact on our roads

Paul Loughlin
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The use of mobile phones in vehicles has long been under the spotlight. It has been illegal to use a mobile phone whilst driving since 2003. We have seen penalties gradually increase since the introduction of the offence in 2003 when penalties were...

Drug driving conviction codes

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Drug driving is a serious offence and the police, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), and other organisations, use what is known as endorsement codes to classify offences. All the codes explained here on this page are related to drug driving...

Katie Price disqualified from driving for the fourth time in two years

Jessica Macaulay
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I have previously written blog posts on 14 th January 2019 and 26 th February 2019 giving an insight into the penalties received by Katie Price when convicted of various driving offences. The latest offence has resulted in Ms Price now receiving a...

Ex-Liverpool striker Dean Saunders facing jail for failing to provide a specimen

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It is reported that Mr Saunders was sentenced at Chester Magistrates’ Court, for a charge of failing to provide a specimen of breath. Mr Saunders faces ten weeks custody, as well as a 30 month driving disqualification and a total fine of £620,...

What impact does a criminal conviction have on regulated professionals?

Jessica Macaulay
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In recent months, it has been reported that several solicitors and a barrister have received sanctions from their regulatory bodies as a result of a drink driving conviction. This highlights the impact and potential consequences a criminal conviction can...

DR10, DR20 and DR30 endorsement codes explained

Paul Loughlin
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The police, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and other organisations use endorsement codes to classify certain driving offences. What is a DR10? A DR10 relates to the offence of driving, or attempting to drive, with an alcohol level above...

DR40, DR50, DR60 and DR70 offence codes explained

Paul Loughlin
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The police, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), and other organisations, use offence codes, also known as endorsement codes, to classify offences. DR40, DR50, DR60 and DR70 are all codes related to drink driving offences.  DR40...

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