UK Speed Limits

our local council is responsible for setting local speed limits, but they must be clearly signed. If you have been given a speeding ticket always check that there were proper signs, but remember if there are no signgs and street ilghts then the highway codes set the speed limit at 30mph unless the signs say otherwise.

Throughout the UK, unless any signs state otherwise the speed limits are as follows:

  Built Up Areas Single Carriageways Dual Carriageways Motorways
Cars/ Vehicles 30 60 70 70
Cars Towing 30 50 60 60
Motor Homes under 3.5 tonnes 30 60 70 70
Motor Homes Over 3.5 tonnes 30 50 60 70
Buses 30 50 60 70
Goods Vehicles under 7.5 tonnes 30 50 60 70
Goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes 30 40 50 60

Drink Driving Offence

You can re apply for your driving license only once your driving ban has ended. If you apply any sooner you might have to wait even longer before you can drive again

If this it is your first conviction most insurers will ask if you have any convictions in the last 5 years. But the convictin will stay on your record with the DVLA for over 10 years

Yes. Only a uniformed constable can stop you, they must have goon reason to suspect you have been driving, attempting to drive, or in charge of a vehicle with alcohol in your body or you've committed a motoring offence.

Careless Driving

Careless diriving is when your standard of driving is considered to be below what is expected of a reasonable and prudent driver. You do not have to be driving a motor vehicle to be charged with this offence, you can be driving any mechanically propelled motor vehicle. The driving offence does not have to take place on a public road either, the offence can be committed on any place which the public have access.

It is possible depending on how serious your offence is. You can lose between 3 - 9 points on your license and recieve up to a �2,500 fine. It is always best be represented in court to help avoid losing your license.

It is not compulsory to have a solicitor, but highly advisable to seek some kind of legal advice. If you have a defence a solicitor can help fight your corner.