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Driving Ban

On January 9, 2013, Posted by , In Disqualification,Road Traffic,Sentencing and fines, With No Comments

A driving ban means exactly that, and when it is imposed it takes immediate effect. Recently a disqualified motorist ignored the warnings from the Magistrates and drove away from court after his ban was imposed! He was returned to court and sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment for the offence of…

Motoring Offences in Guildford

Each year the police target drink drivers in Guildford and surrounding areas. So, when you book your party, ensure you make appropriate arrangements for transport to your home at the end of the evening, or stay overnight. The minimum ban for an offence of drink/driving is 12 months. The worst-case…

Businessmen – Know Your Limits!

Lack of judgement about your speed, coupled with a lack of judgement about your ability to communicate, could cost you your licence. My working environment, the courtroom, is an artificial place. The rules and customs there are known only to the initiated. To an outsider, it is a mysterious place…

Mobile Phones: Drama on the Roads

On December 12, 2011, Posted by , In In the press,Sentencing and fines, By , With No Comments

Today’s Daily Telegraph reports something we’ve probably all noticed in recent months if not years: drivers are still using their phones, and the trend is even increasing – despite higher fines if they are caught. Beware! This report is bound to lead to some kind of action – an even…