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What Are The Eyesight Requirements For Drivers And Lorry Drivers?

Time icon 17 November 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

There's been a call for compulsory eye tests every 10 years for drivers, but what are the current driving eyesight rules for drivers and lorry drivers?

What To Do If You Are Caught Drug Driving

Time icon 16 November 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

If you have been caught drug driving, read Simpson Millar's guide to what happens and what you should do to reduce any possible sentencing.

Despite Court Ruling, Term Time Holidays Are On The Rise

Time icon 13 November 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

Despite a recent Supreme Court Ruling, Term Time Holidays are on the rise. How can the school or council punish parents who break the rules?

Caught Out The Next Day – How Simpson Millar Helped A Drink Driver Get A Reduced Sentence

Time icon 10 November 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

A driver caught over the limit the next morning received a more lenient punishment. Find out how Simpson Millar helped reduce his drink driving sentence.

What To Do If You Are Caught Drink Driving

Time icon 17 October 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

What should you do if you have been caught drink driving? Our step by step guide to the process tells you what to do if your livelihood or freedom is at risk.

DVSA Increases On-The-Spot Fines For Lorry Drivers

Time icon 21 September 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

The DVSA is increasing on-the-spot fines for haulage drivers who breach Drivers' Hours Regulations. Find out how it could affect you.

What To Do If You Are Caught Speeding

Time icon 6 September 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

Have you been caught speeding and sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution? To find out what to do next, read Simpson Millar's comprehensive guide. 0808 129 3320.

What Should I Do If I Get A Notice Of Intended Prosecution?

Time icon 3 July 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

Acting quickly when your business gets a Notice of Intended Prosecution is crucial – our Q&A explains why | Speak to our motoring team on 0161 868 6224

Don't Get Caught Out By Police Interviews At Home

Time icon 5 June 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

Voluntary police interviews at home may sound tempting, but if you are encouraged to take one, don't get caught out. Read this to find out why.

Vigilante Cyclist Targets UK Motorists

Time icon 26 May 2017 | Person icon Patrick Campbell

As a Vigilante Cyclist targets UK drivers and posts images on social media, we question the ethics of naming and shaming before any charge has been brought.

Abandoned Criminal Investigations On The Increase

Time icon 9 May 2017 | Person icon Patrick Campbell

Criminal investigations that are abandoned at an early stage are on the increase. Patrick Campbell, Motoring Offences Solicitor, investigates.

Bus Bobbies Tackle Mobile Phone Motorists And Other Offences

Time icon 5 April 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

Police have taken to buses to catch out drivers using their mobile phones. What should you know about mobile phones, driving and the law?

Using A Mobile Phone While Driving FAQs

Time icon 13 March 2017 | Person icon Patrick Campbell

Have you wrongly received a Fixed Penalty Notice for using your mobile phone while driving? Make sure you read our FAQs before accepting it.

Why 62 Penalty Points Does Not Always Mean A Ban

Time icon 6 March 2017 | Person icon Patrick Campbell

A driver who racked up 62 penalty points can legally drive on UK roads. Find out why and how an exceptional hardship plea could save your licence.

Possible Miscarriages Of Justice Due To Manipulated Test Results

Time icon 23 February 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

Forensic testing results have been compromised by rogue employees, leading to arrests and the possibility of miscarriages of justice.

Increased Sentencing for Speeding Offences Q&A

Time icon 2 February 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

New, harsher sentencing has been announced for serious Speeding Offences. Our Q&A answers the key questions regarding the new penalties.

Hit-and-Run Q&A

Time icon 20 January 2017 | Person icon Julie Robertson

Failing to stop at the scene of an accident is a criminal offence. Read our Q&A to find out what to do if you are accused of a hit-and-run

Drivers Who Cause Death While Using Mobile Phones Face Life In Prison

Time icon 8 December 2016 | Person icon Julie Robertson

Government proposals to increase the maximum sentence for drivers who cause death by dangerous driving have been announced

Drink Driving Offences In Cheshire Rises By 13%

Time icon 6 December 2016 | Person icon Julie Robertson

Figures obtained by law firm Simpson Millar through a freedom of information request have revealed unfortunate rises in drink driving offences in Cheshire



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