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New 30mph Speed Limit On South Manchester Commuter Route

New 30mph Speed Limit On South Manchester Commuter Route

South Manchester drivers face a new 30mph limit on Princess Road from 30th April 2017. The speed limit will be cut from 40 to 30mph along the entire stretch of the busy commuter route, over three miles, from the M60 motorway to Alexandra Park, Moss Side, where a 30mph limit already applies. The new limit will […]

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Tough New Speeding Fines Arrive On April 24th 2017

Tough New Speeding Fines Arrive On April 24th 2017

Drivers caught speeding excessively above the legal limit face much tougher fines in future under new sentencing guidelines. The tougher penalties for serious offenders will see some drivers facing fines of up to 150% of their net weekly income. This would apply to drivers who for example go at 41mph or more where there is a 20mph limit, 51mph […]

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Premier League footballers in Court for speeding

Premier League footballers in Court for speeding

It’s been a busy time for Premier League players in Court for speeding offences, with players from both ends of the table facing Magistrates in recent months. Last week, Manchester City and Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure was given six penalty points after admitting speeding at 101 mph in a turbo-charged Porsche on the M6 in […]

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Caught speeding twice or more on the same journey? How many penalty points will you get?

Caught speeding twice or more on the same journey? How many penalty points will you get?

What happens if you are caught speeding twice or more in a single journey, perhaps within a few minutes of each other? Will you get more than one set of points? Could this result in disqualification? This is a question we are often asked by clients worried that they could lose their driving licence in the space of just […]

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Marked increase in speeding and vehicle prosecutions

Marked increase in speeding and vehicle prosecutions

New Ministry of Justice statistics show that in the 12 months from March 2014 to March 2015, the number of criminal cases – including motoring cases – handled in the Magistrates’ Court increased by 2% on the year before. This increase is in marked contrast to earlier years. Motoring prosecutions in the Magistrates’ Court had […]

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