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All Change For Learner Drivers

A change to the law will see learner drivers hitting the motorways within months after almost 60 years of them being a learner-free environment. The move to allow learner drivers lessons on motorways follows years of pressure from road safety groups, who had been lobbying for the change due to …


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Your motoring offence questions answered

Unsure about whether you can contest a speeding ticket? Want to know how long points stay on your licence? Are you a new driver worried about what might happen if you’re caught speeding within the first six months? We took to the streets of Nottingham to answer these questions and find out …


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Driving bans, fines and penalty points explained

With a lot of misunderstanding surrounding current driving laws, such as whether you will definitely face a mandatory driving ban for six months if you have accrued 12 penalty points within three years, or whether a fine of 150% of your weekly income will be imposed even if you’ve only gone slightly …


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S172- your legal duties and what to do if you find yourself charged or convicted of an offence

Most traffic offences require the police to give a written or verbal notice of intended prosecution, to advise that they are investigating a possible offence. Where the police are unable to attend the scene to stop and speak to the driver, this will be done in writing. Accordingly the police …


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Does committing a motoring offence mean I have a criminal record?

Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion around whether a motoring offence can appear on your criminal record. If you are convicted of an offence in a magistrates’ court or Crown Court you will have a criminal conviction, which applies to all motoring offences and is applicable regardless of whether …


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DVSA close to rolling out Earned Recognition Scheme

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is now currently in progress with the final pilot of its long awaited Earned Recognition Scheme. It seems that the scheme is now close to rolling out despite the delays it has suffered up until this point. For those who are unaware of the …


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Overnight Subsistence – Tax Free Bonus?

If you are one of the many transport operators who pays drivers overnight subsistence (“night-out” allowance) you may also be one of the many who is inadvertently avoiding compliance with rules relating to the taxation of such payments. There are three ways in which companies operate these payments. Firstly, reimbursing …


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Staying safe on the roads and what to do if you’re involved in an accident

We all set out with the intention of a safe journey, but accidents happen and even the best drivers make mistakes or can fall victim to poor driving from other road users. If you are unlucky enough to find yourself in a situation where your vehicle has been involved in …


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Motorists warned of dash cam prosecutions

Whilst many motorists understand that road traffic laws serve a useful purpose, many are aggrieved when they are hit with a fixed penalty or court appearance for an infringement captured by discreetly placed cameras that they weren’t warned about. It is quite common where warnings are given, such as where speed …


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Steps operators should follow to avoid DVSA investigations

Here at Keep Me on The Road we have years of experience dealing with the DVSA in cases where operators and drivers have fallen short of the strict requirements and had prosecutions bought against them by the DVSA, finding themselves before the Traffic Commissioner. The truth is, whilst you do …


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