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Our top five tips for driving over the Easter weekend

April 2, 2018 by in category Careless Driving, Drink Driving, News tagged as with 0 and 0
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our top five tips for driving over the easter weekend

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.

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Alcohol and other substances can appear in your system the day after consumption

Over the Easter weekend many will be indulging with a drink or two, but beware that whether it is alcohol or any other substance you consume, it can remain in your system the following day and “But I felt fine” will not be a defence. This means if you are stopped and tested, you could be over the limit. The only way to ensure you are not over the limit before driving is to wait a sufficient period of time. If in doubt, find an alternative mode of transportation home.

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Check weather reports

It is important to always check the forecast before heading off to your destination. Whilst, once upon a time, it may have sounded bizarre to be referring to snow at Easter, after the several “Beasts from the East” cold snaps this year, you should be prepared for extreme weather conditions this weekend. If snow is likely, being prepared with items such as a blanket, shovel, and mobile phone charger could be incredibly important. Also, be careful whilst driving in snow and ice as even a small lapse in concentration can result in an accident.

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Prepare for traffic

As many families, couples, and friends will be on the road, we suggest you plan well in advance for the possibility of traffic. Putting yourself in a position where you are not in a hurry could help you avoid speeding and ultimately a ticket, which could see you with a hefty fine and penalty points.

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Keep your eyes on the road

Whilst driving in traffic can be quite tedious, keep your eyes on the roads at all times. Any distractions could result in an accident, or even prosecution for a motoring offence. This means that you should not be on your phone, even if you are at a standstill. You should also ensure that if you are using your phone as a SAT NAV that it is set up beforehand and that it is in a proper cradle. Ensuring this is done can save you a lot of potential hassle down the line.

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Know that we are available!

Whilst we do hope you will not require our services, if the need for motoring law advice arises over the Easter weekend please keep our number handy! Our team will be available throughout the Easter break and can be reached on 0800 1389 123. If you contact us we will be able to return your call within the hour and ensure you have proper legal advice!

However you plan on spending your Easter Weekend, the team at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors wish you a safe and enjoyable journey on the roads. If you need to check out any specific motoring law issues, please feel free to get in touch at your convenience on the following numbers.

0800 1389 123 (Freephone)
0203 819 6108 (London Office)
0161 274 5580 (Manchester Office)

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