Owning and driving a car naturally involves a great deal of responsibility. There are plenty of safety considerations to make, and traffic laws to abide by that drivers should be well aware of before getting behind the wheel. To help you, this blog post will give an insight into some of the more common rules, regulations and offences of road traffic law in the UK, and the preventative steps you can take. Being aware of the statistics and facts below can help prevent you from being in a situation where you may lose your licence.
Considerations before you start driving
Of course, before you get behind the wheel of any car, there are several factors to think about; you must have the correct driving licence, be of a suitable age, and have a vehicle that is registered with the DVLA. This vehicle must also be taxed with an up to date MOT, and be roadworthy. If you are stopped or are involved in an incident, and one of the above factors does not apply to you, you could find yourself facing penalties and charges that can be easily avoided.
Common Laws, Penalties and Offences
The impact of a speeding penalty will depend on whether you have any previous offences. If you find yourself receiving a speeding offence for the first time, you will most likely receive a £100 fine and 3 penalty points that will be added to your licence. If you receive a total of 12 penalty points within a 3 year period, the matter will be taken further and may result in a 6 month driving disqualification. Driving penalties such as this can seriously impact a person’s livelihood, particularly if driving is essential for day-to-day life or for work. If you find yourself in a situation where your licence may be revoked, you can seek the help of a solicitor who will work with the best team possible to try and achieve the best outcome for you. Considerations will be made that include any extenuating circumstances that may help your case.