Motoring Law News

New Laws Governing Driving with Excess Drugs

Since the 2 March 2015 it has been an offence to drive a motor vehicle with a concentration of a specified controlled drug above a specified level. The police can only test for three drugs at this stage, Cannabinoids, Benzodiazepines and cocaine.

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Motorist Loses Parking Ticket Appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed a motorist’s appeal against a fine imposed by a car park. Barry Beavis objected to a £85 ticket imposed after exceeding a two-hour parking limit by nearly one hour. After the Court of Appeal dismissed his challenge, he took the case to the Supreme Court.

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Increased Maximum Fines

The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into force on the 12 March 2015. Motoring offences are the subject of a number of grades of fines depending upon the gravity of the offence in question.

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