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New 45 points record for driver

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Figures obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have revealed that a man from Liverpool accumulated 45 licence penalty points in the period from 1st October 2012 and 20th June 2013, beating the previous record of 42 points. The figures were released by the DVLA following a freedom of information request from IAM.

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Results of road safety initiative released

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Police Scotland is carrying out a two week initiative aimed at encouraging safer driving and cycling in Edinburgh’s city centre.

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Stronger penalties for texting drivers?

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Drivers convicted of causing death by dangerous driving should be given stronger and more consistent penalties, according to road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

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Landmark ruling on uninsured driving

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In an interesting recent development in road traffic law, the Supreme Court has overturned the rules on what is required to constitute the offence of causing death while driving uninsured, unlicensed or disqualified.

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Men more likely than women to drink drive

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Recent research by car insurance company, Admiral, suggests that too many motorists may think drink driving is acceptable, with almost a fifth of drivers admitting they have driven a car when over the drink driving limit.

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25% increase in deaths caused by drink driving

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There has been a 25% increase from 2011 in the number of deaths occurring as a result of drink driving, according to new statistics released by the Government.

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Consultation on drug driving limit

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The Government is consulting on plans to set limits for a new drug driving offence. The consultation paper relates to England and Wales but has now been extended to Scotland.

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Motorcyclist jailed for speeding

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A thirty-seven-year old man has been imprisoned for 8 months and given six penalty points on his driving licence after being caught driving his motorcycle at 122mph, reports the BBC.

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Woman jailed after third drink driving charge

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A 31-year-old woman was imprisoned for eight months this week after being caught driving while five times over the legal limit. According to the Daily Record, it was the third time that Louise Seatter had been caught drink driving.

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Most common motoring convictions

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New research, released recently by Confused.com, reveals the top ten motoring convictions that have taken place on UK roads.

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Police speeding crackdown catches hundreds

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In the middle of last month the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) launched a day of action on speeding drivers.

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Police tackle mobile phone use by drivers

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Scottish police forces have carried out a day of action to target drivers who use mobile phones whilst driving.

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Facing a Drink Driving Charge?

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If you have been charged with a drink driving offence then it is likely that you will have been released from police custody on the bail undertaking procedure. A court date will be specified on the form and the hearing usually takes place within two to three weeks of the alleged offence. Our drink driving defence solicitors at The Glasgow Law Practice can assist.

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Drink driving message not getting through

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The message to motorists about the dangers of driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs does not appear to be getting through, according to the latest figures.

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Motorists warned to get insured ahead of crackdown

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Motorists are being warned to insure their vehicles ahead of a new crackdown to tackle the menace of uninsured driving. Under the new Continuous Insurance Enforcement law – which will affect all motorists from 20th June – it is an offence to keep an uninsured vehicle, rather than just to drive when uninsured.

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Better enforcement and education to cut road deaths

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Plans to improve road safety education while taking tough action against the small minority of dangerous drivers have been set out by Transport Secretary Philip Hammond.

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Bail Undertakings and Drink Driving Cases in Glasgow Sheriff and District Courts

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Our road traffic lawyers at The Glasgow Law Practice anticipate that we will see the usual seasonal increase in Drink Driving cases .

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