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“Close Pass” – The ramifications of driving too close to a cyclist

November 12, 2019 6 0

The Highway Code One of the biggest cause of conflict between cyclists and motorists is the room left for one another on the road especially when a motorist chooses to overtake a cyclist. The issue of motorists leaving sufficient room when overtaking was heavily publicised earlier this year after plain clothes police operations were implemented…

Could “Man’s Best Friend” be your driving enemy?

June 21, 2019 0 0

Yes, you read that right! Your beloved pet could see you in serious legal “doo doo.” The pet market in the United Kingdom is one of the largest in Europe, with 45 percent of people claiming to own any pet in their house. So if you are one of the 45% this warning is for you, especially if you take your…

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Our top five tips for driving over the Easter weekend

April 2, 2018 0 0

It is likely that over the Easter holiday there will be increased traffic, as well as increased law enforcement patrolling the roads. Below you can find our top five tips to ensure your Easter weekend driving experience is a happy one and that you are on the right side of the law. Alcohol and other…

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Easter Bank Holiday Careless Driving Advice

April 1, 2018 0 0

Do You Know The Law for Eating Whilst Driving? Did you know that you might actually be breaking the law if you eat whilst you are driving? If you are on your way home from an Easter egg hunt this bank holiday weekend, stop and think before you bite into that chocolate egg! Eating whilst…

Not filling your tank up could cost you more than you think!

November 15, 2017 0 2

We are pretty sure the majority of drivers have had the petrol light come on at one point or another. Whether it is because you don’t have time to fill up, you thought you had more fuel than you did or you just don’t have the funds to keep topping up. However, not keeping your…

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Dispelling the Myths around Women Drivers in the UK

February 6, 2017 0 0

Google lists 6,090,000 hits when you enter the search terms ‘Women driver jokes’. Men on the other hand, are idolised and routinely depicted in Hollywood blockbusters as the more skilled and adept drivers – ‘Drive’, ‘Fast and Furious’ and ‘James Bond’ to name but a few cult driving films with male magician drivers behind the…


Driving Offence Statistics 2016

December 23, 2016 0 2

2016 in review It seems fitting that the year our founder, Geoffrey Miller, passed away is the most successful since the firm was founded in 2000. Geoffrey was always so proud of the success of the firm and the fact that it continued to bear his name long after he retired. Morals and Justice To…

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What is a Careless Driving Offence?

December 6, 2016 0 0

How Well Do You Know The Highway Code? It’s a situation that many people may be unfortunate enough to find themselves in… It’s an early morning, you’ve got the children ready for school and you’re running late for work. You haven’t had chance to have breakfast so you thought you’d grab and go. You decide…

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Is #Technology putting drivers in danger #TheDistractionFactor

April 4, 2016 0 0

Jeanette Miller talks about accidents and near misses caused by being distracted at the wheel by technology. Cars today have more modern gadgets such as Radios, Sat Navs and On-board dashboard computers. The legislation was last updated in 2003 and Jeanette thinks there needs to be law changes.

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Motoring Offence Fines To Be Unlimited

March 27, 2015 0 0

Guest Blog by John Ruane On 12 March 2015 new subsections of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) were introduced which have now done away with the £5,000 cap that used to limit the maximum fine that Magistrates could impose on offenders. Magistrates have now been given new powers to…

Proposals for Fixed Penalty For Careless Driving A Bad Idea

June 18, 2012 0 0

The Department for Transport has put forward several new proposals to alter the way motorists are penalised for certain offences, including issuing fixed penalties for careless driving offences. Jeanette Miller was interviewed on BBC Breakfast on 16 June 2012 about this proposal and gave her views on why it is a bad idea. In practice,…

Fixed penalties for careless driving… a terrible idea

May 11, 2011 0 0

Alleged bad drivers who tailgate, undertake and weave at speed in and out of motorway lanes will get on-the-spot fines under new measures to improve road safety to be outlined by the government today. Under the plans, motorists accused of “careless driving” will be issued with fixed penalties by the police rather than being taken…

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