Blog – Motor Defence Solicitors https://www.motordefencesolicitors.co.uk Speeding, Careless, Dangerous, Drink Driving Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:22:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 Driver filmed with bonnet up https://www.motordefencesolicitors.co.uk/blog/2013/10/driver-filmed-with-bonnet-up/ Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:54:29 +0000 http://www.motordefenceteam.co.uk/blog/?p=2238 A motorist has been caught on camera driving along the A31 with his bonnet up The footage, filmed on a mobile phone by a BBC reporter, shows the hapless motorist attempting to charge his Mercedes with what appears to be a booster battery sat on the engine of the car.

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A motorist has been caught on camera driving along the A31 with his bonnet up

The footage, filmed on a mobile phone by a BBC reporter, shows the hapless motorist attempting to charge his Mercedes with what appears to be a booster battery sat on the engine of the car.

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Motorist arrested driving away from disqualification https://www.motordefencesolicitors.co.uk/blog/2013/10/motorist-arrested-driving-away-from-disqualification/ Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:54:08 +0000 http://www.motordefenceteam.co.uk/blog/?p=2236 A 24-year-old driver who was given a 9 month disqualification was arrested driving away from the Court The driver was in Court for doing 67mph in a 40mph limit near the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex, a notorious hotspot for boy racers. He was caught by a Police operation known as “Operation Wagtail” to stop…

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A 24-year-old driver who was given a 9 month disqualification was arrested driving away from the Court

The driver was in Court for doing 67mph in a 40mph limit near the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex, a notorious hotspot for boy racers. He was caught by a Police operation known as “Operation Wagtail” to stop the number of young motorists using the road as a speedway. The motorist now faces charges of driving whilst disqualified and driving with no insurance.

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A new camera in town https://www.motordefencesolicitors.co.uk/blog/2013/09/a-new-camera-in-town/ Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:22:17 +0000 http://www.motordefenceteam.co.uk/blog/?p=2233 Councils up and down the country are installing new super cameras to catch motorists The cameras, featuring two lenses and night vision, are designed to catch motorists who contravene bus lane, stopped vehicle and moving traffic offences. The cameras have already been installed across London and now Manchester, Nottingham, Medway and Glasgow all have these…

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Councils up and down the country are installing new super cameras to catch motorists

The cameras, featuring two lenses and night vision, are designed to catch motorists who contravene bus lane, stopped vehicle and moving traffic offences.

The cameras have already been installed across London and now Manchester, Nottingham, Medway and Glasgow all have these new cameras installed. Motoring groups have accused local authorities of installing these cameras purely as a means to generate more money.

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Tougher mobile phone penalties https://www.motordefencesolicitors.co.uk/blog/2013/09/tougher-mobile-phone-penalties/ Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:14:20 +0000 http://www.motordefenceteam.co.uk/blog/?p=2231 The IAM has called for tougher and more consistent penalties for drivers causing death whilst using a mobile phone The IAM looked at eleven recent cases where a driver had been prosecuted for causing death by dangerous driving whilst using a handheld phone on the basis that they had lost concentration. Out of the eleven…

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The IAM has called for tougher and more consistent penalties for drivers causing death whilst using a mobile phone

The IAM looked at eleven recent cases where a driver had been prosecuted for causing death by dangerous driving whilst using a handheld phone on the basis that they had lost concentration. Out of the eleven incidents, two involved the death of a pedestrian, three involved head-on collisions and six were due to a vehicle running into the back of traffic. The average sentence was 4.5 years in prison and a 7 year disqualification. The IAM is calling for stronger sentences to be handed out – the maximum sentence available is 14 years.

http://www.iam.org.uk/media-and-research/media-centre/news-archive/20354-stronger-penalties-needed-for-texting-drivers

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Motorist drives wrong way for 3 miles https://www.motordefencesolicitors.co.uk/blog/2013/09/motorist-drives-wrong-way-for-3-miles/ Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:12:55 +0000 http://www.motordefenceteam.co.uk/blog/?p=2228 A 31-year-old Wiltshire man drove the wrong way through Bristol City Centre for three miles before being stopped The man who was found to be twice over the drink drive limit, apparently got confused by the one-way system in Bristol. Oncoming traffic had to swerve out of the way and he was eventually apprehended by…

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A 31-year-old Wiltshire man drove the wrong way through Bristol City Centre for three miles before being stopped

The man who was found to be twice over the drink drive limit, apparently got confused by the one-way system in Bristol. Oncoming traffic had to swerve out of the way and he was eventually apprehended by Police trying to flee the scene after crashing into two cars. Watch the CCTV footage below

 

http://cars.aol.co.uk/2013/09/12/drunk-motorist-drives-the-wrong-way-for-three-miles/

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Motorcycle ban on a public road? https://www.motordefencesolicitors.co.uk/blog/2013/09/motorcycle-ban-on-a-public-road/ Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:25:43 +0000 http://www.motordefenceteam.co.uk/blog/?p=2226 The BMF are looking to overturn a decision by Brent Council to ban motorcycles from Rainsford Road, near the Ace Café In an experimental traffic order, a sign at the site takes motorcyclists along an alternative route circumventing the stretch of road which the council said there had been dangerous riding incidents along. Brent Council…

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The BMF are looking to overturn a decision by Brent Council to ban motorcycles from Rainsford Road, near the Ace Café

In an experimental traffic order, a sign at the site takes motorcyclists along an alternative route circumventing the stretch of road which the council said there had been dangerous riding incidents along.

Brent Council remarked that there had been daily problems with motorcyclists using the route and that numerous accidents had been reported to the MET Police.

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42 points and still driving https://www.motordefencesolicitors.co.uk/blog/2013/09/42-points-and-still-driving/ Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:24:43 +0000 http://www.motordefenceteam.co.uk/blog/?p=2224 A woman from London is still driving with 42 points on her licence The Isleworth driver amassed the points after not disclosing the driver’s identity. The IAM released the figures from the DVLA. A man from Warrington has 36 points all for driving without insurance. The courts defended their decisions by saying that “Magistrates can…

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A woman from London is still driving with 42 points on her licence

The Isleworth driver amassed the points after not disclosing the driver’s identity. The IAM released the figures from the DVLA. A man from Warrington has 36 points all for driving without insurance.

The courts defended their decisions by saying that “Magistrates can use their discretion to not enforce a driving ban if doing so would cause exceptional hardship, such as losing a job or the ability to care for a dependant. A fine will still be enforced.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23967547

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The Pothole Review https://www.motordefencesolicitors.co.uk/blog/2013/08/the-pothole-review/ Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:18:48 +0000 http://www.motordefenceteam.co.uk/blog/?p=2221 12 months on from the pothole review, councils are being more open about the issue The IAM conducted a FoI request from 76 highways authorities and found that councils are adopting policies and being more open with scheduled pothole repairs. “It’s probably too early” says IAM chief executive Simon Best “but the early indications are…

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12 months on from the pothole review, councils are being more open about the issue

The IAM conducted a FoI request from 76 highways authorities and found that councils are adopting policies and being more open with scheduled pothole repairs.

“It’s probably too early” says IAM chief executive Simon Best “but the early indications are mostly positive. Communication with drivers and riders has improved and permanent repairs are now being used in place of constant patching.

“The building blocks are in place but the fact that complaints still seem to be rising means they have a real challenge on their hands. At least in future that challenge and their response will be quantified and public and we will be watching for signs of real progress on the street.”

Perhaps the HS2 budget could be used to fill in the gaps in the UK’s road network?

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International Handbook of Road Safety https://www.motordefencesolicitors.co.uk/blog/2013/08/international-handbook-of-road-safety/ Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:13:59 +0000 http://www.motordefenceteam.co.uk/blog/?p=2219 Planned for publication next year, road safety academics and practitioners get together to fight the global problem of road traffic injuries The book coordinated by Monash University, Michigan University and the Commission for Global Road Safety will collect together the combined knowledge from leading road safety, public health and regulatory scholars, along with leading figures…

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Planned for publication next year, road safety academics and practitioners get together to fight the global problem of road traffic injuries

The book coordinated by Monash University, Michigan University and the Commission for Global Road Safety will collect together the combined knowledge from leading road safety, public health and regulatory scholars, along with leading figures from non-governmental organisations and industries. It is expected to be published in May 2014 and will support the implementation of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety.

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Court clerk falsifies motorist’s convictions https://www.motordefencesolicitors.co.uk/blog/2013/08/court-clerk-falsifies-motorists-convictions/ Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:31:21 +0000 http://www.motordefenceteam.co.uk/blog/?p=2217 A court clerk at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court falsified 71 drivers paperwork between 2004 and 2010 He would send forged forms and tamper with court records in exchange for cash to remove convictions, points and any record of driving offences from motorist’s licences. Suspicion was raised by the DVLA of the scam in 2008 when a…

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A court clerk at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court falsified 71 drivers paperwork between 2004 and 2010

He would send forged forms and tamper with court records in exchange for cash to remove convictions, points and any record of driving offences from motorist’s licences. Suspicion was raised by the DVLA of the scam in 2008 when a faxed document didn’t add up but the clerk shrugged off their concerns, citing the paperwork as “a clerical error”. The clerk denies perverting the course of justice at Preston Crown Court.

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