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Khan McKenzie Solicitors can defend you in a whole range of different Road Traffic Offences including speeding cases, drink driving cases, driving without insurance, MOT and driving licence.

We would try our best to keep you on the road; our services are available 24 hours a day to help you wherever and whenever you need us. If you need any help we are at a call distance from you just dial +44(121)794 2000 from anywhere at any time.

Frequently asked questions about Motoring or driving offenses:

What are the main driving offenses?

Some of the driving offenses are given below:
A. Drink driving offences
B. Driving without Insurance
C. Dangerous driving
D. Causing death by dangerous driving
E. Driving with no tax
F. Careless driving
G. Speeding Ticket
H. Driving whilst unfit
I. Failing to provide specimen
J. Driving without due care and attention
K. Traffic light offences
L. Driving whilst disqualified
M. Mobile phone offences
N. Failure to provide details
O. Failure to stop or report an accident
P. Driving with no MOT
Q. Driving with no driving licence
R. Driving Under the influence of drugs

What is a Drink Driving offence?

Driving with excess alcohol on road or other public places is one of the most common offences prosecuted in the Magistrates’ court. The maximum penalty is six months’ imprisonment and/ or fine. Disqualification and endorsement are obligatory unless there are special reasons.   Attempting to drive or in charge of a vehicle on road or other public place whilst unfit through drink is also an offence.

What are the Prescribed Limits for Alcohol?

The prescribed limits set out in the law are given below.
1. 35 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of breath
2. 80 mg of alcohol in  100 ml of blood
3. 107 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of urine

The Burden of Proof for Drink driving offences

The burden of proof or in simple terms proving the allegation is on the prosecution. The prosecution will have to prove that the proportion of alcohol in the defendant’s body was exceeded the prescribed limit mentioned above.

What are the consequences for not providing the sample for test?

A police officer when reasonably suspects/believes that defendant is driving/has driven/ will drive or attempting to drive or in charge of vehicle can ask for preliminary test.  Failure to co-operate with the police officer to provide a specimen of breath, blood or urine for preliminary test when require to do so is an offence unless there is reasonable excuse.

When disqualifications is obligatory?

Some of the cases in which disqualifications is obligatory are given below:
1. Causing death by dangerous driving
2. Dangerous driving
3. Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving
4. Causing death by driving unlicensed, while disqualified or uninsured
5. Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs
6. Driving or attempting to drive when unfit to drive through drink or drug
7. Driving or attempting to drive with excesses alcohol in breath, blood or urine
8. Motor racing and speed trials on highway

What’s the minimum period of obligatory disqualification?

The minimum period of obligatory disqualification period is 12 months. However if there is  any convection  of an offence related to drink and drive in the preceding ten years  then the disqualification  must be for a  minimum period  of  three years.

Is it offence if someone is driving an uninsured vehicle in public place?

Yes, a person is guilty of an offence if driving a motor vehicle on a road or public place without insurance cover. Even driving a vehicle contrary to the conditions or permitted use of the insurance policy is an offence.

  • Dangerous Driving 
  • Drinking Driving Offenses
  • Driving using a Foreign Licence
  • Driving whilst Disqualified
  • Driving without Due Care
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Tachometer Offences 

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