Other Road Traffic Offences
There are many road-traffic offences in UK law, some of them well known, other less so. Common offences include speeding, drink driving, driving without insurance, tax or MOT and using a mobile phone while driving.
Did you know it is illegal to pay for food at a drive-through restaurant using your phone? This could land you up to six penalty points and a fine of up to £1000. Or that splashing passing pedestrians by driving through water could be considered as careless driving and lead to you being given three points and up to a £5000 fine? Inappropriate use of headlights or horn, playing loud music, or making rude gestures can all lead to you being prosecuted land you in varying degrees of trouble.
Even when a transgression seems fairly minor, the points you may receive following prosecution can, under the totting-up rules, mean you reaching 12 penalty points and losing your licence. For some this means the end of their job, or even career, and of course there are the lifestyle implications and increased insurance premiums.
If you are at risk of losing your licence, even for a seemingly minor offence, then you should contact us as soon as possible so we can offer you free advice on your prospects of gaining a favourable result from any prosecution.
And if you are facing more serious charges, such as causing death by careless driving or by dangerous driving, then it is even more important for you to get in touch as, without expert legal help, your chances of avoiding a custodial sentence are greatly reduced.