Monthly Archives June 2013

Fifty shades of grey area – is the new tailgating law really enforceable?

With the usual fanfare, the Transport department has recently announced a new fixed penalty for so-called tailgating. In practice however, with so many grey areas the new law may prove very difficult to enforce. For a start, how close is too close? Who decides? How can the gap be measured? Surely it depends on speed. […]

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New Fixed Penalty for “tailgating” & “middle lane hogging” – road safety measure or stealth tax?

The Police are to be given new powers to issue fixed penalty notices for careless driving offences such as tailgating and middle lane hogging. However, drivers cannot be forced to accept fixed penalties and will still be able to challenge them in court. The fixed penalty will be ¬£100 and three penalty points and is […]

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Police impound cars after insurance companies cancel policies

Did you know that your insurance company can revoke your motor policy without your knowledge? This can leave you uninsured and at risk of having your car confiscated immediately and impounded by the Police? You are also likely to be prosecuted for driving without insurance and at risk of at least six penalty points. It […]

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Police impound cars after DVLA revoke licences

Did you know that the DVLA can revoke your licence without your knowledge? This can leave you without insurance and at risk of having your car confiscated immediately and impounded by the Police? You are also likely to be prosecuted and at risk of more penalty points. It can happen when you get penalty points, […]

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