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  • I was disqualified for five years for drink driving. Can I ask the court to reduce my ban?

  • What are the rules regarding traffic lights?

  • At what age can I supervise a learner driver of car?

  • I have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution about four weeks after a speeding offence took place. I accept I was driving (it was a company vehicle) but having checked the internet I have seen that the notice of intended prosecution has to be received

  • I have been charged with the offence of drink-driving. The roadside breath test result was completely different to reading from the machine at the police station. Can I contest the case?

  • I have discovered that the police are currently looking to talk to me in relation to an incident that happened at the weekend. An officer has left a voicemail on my phone indicating that I need to be interviewed. What should I do?

  • I have recently reported a case to the police in which I was the victim of an assault at the hands of my former partner. The police have interviewed him but they have told me that there is not enough evidence to charge him and the case will be dropped. Is

  • I have been charged with drink driving. My drinks were spiked without my knowledge. Is that a defence?

  • I slept in my vehicle after a night out where I had been drinking. I was spoken to by police, breathalysed and then arrested. The police have charged me with being drunk in charge and I have to go to court. Do I have a defence to this?

  • Can an employer be guilty of an offence if their employees use a phone while driving?

  • A police officer alleges that I was using my mobile phone whilst driving. I wasn't touching or using the phone in any way. What can I do?

  • What is the law about using a mobile phone?

  • My employer has failed to insure the company vehicle. Will I be charged with a motoring offence if caught driving it?

  • I have been told that I may need ‘business use’ insurance by my employer? Do I need it? What are the consequences of driving without it?

  • What happens if I drive when my photo card licence has expired?

  • What is the difference between dangerous driving and careless driving?

  • I have been accused of driving without insurance. I honestly believed that I was insured but the insurance was cancelled without my knowledge. Are there any defences?

  • I was caught speeding on two occasions whilst on I was carrying out business journeys miles from home. Which courts will I have to attend?

  • What is a Single Justice Procedure Notice?

  • I stopped on the zigzags of a pedestrian crossing just for a moment to pick up my passenger. Can I challenge the Fixed Penalty I received?

  • I'm being prosecuted for permitting the use of a motor vehicle with no insurance after letting a family member drive my car. I believed them to have insurance as they told me that they had it but it turns out they were wrong. Do I have a defence?

  • I have recently moved house and have not updated my licence. Is this a problem?

  • I have received a fixed penalty notice. I am not sure whether to contest this or not before I have seen the evidence against me. What should I do?

  • I was involved in a minor road traffic accident but did not stop. Can I get in trouble?

  • How do I transfer my private registration when I am selling my car?

  • Why have you pointed out that it is immediate?

  • Is my car insured if I do not have the correct number plate on?

  • Can you ‘lose’ your private registration plate to the DVLA?

  • I have just passed my driving test. What happens if I receive points on my licence within the first 2 years of passing my test?

  • Can a cyclist commit dangerous driving?

  • The cost of my son’s car insurance is extremely high. Can I insure his car under my own name to bring the price down?

  • Can I recover my legal fees if I am acquitted of motoring offences?

  • I do not drive my car, I simply keep it parked on the road. Does it have to be insured?

  • A vehicle was driving too close to me, so I sped up to widen the gap and was caught speeding. Will this be taken into consideration?

  • The signs around my local area where I have been caught speeding are covered in foliage. Is this a basis to dispute the allegation?

  • I have recently been disqualified from driving. Can I still accompany my child who is driving on a provisional licence?

  • I have been charged with using a mobile phone whilst driving. I was not talking on the phone and was simply looking at the time. Am I able to contest the charge?

  • My licence has been revoked for medical reasons. Is there anything I can do about this?

  • I have been asked to identify who the driver was in relation to a speeding matter. The internet advises that I can rely on the defence of not having to incriminate myself as it was me who was driving. Can I rely on this internet advice and do nothing?

  • Is this latest charge at court what Magistrates have resigned about?

  • It does not seem right that the police are offering fixed penalties or threatening court and lots of costs if they do not agree with them. What is going on?

  • I was travelling with my wife to Mersea Island and the car was clocked for speeding. We do not know who was driving. What do we do?

  • I am a driver in a business and the business has nominated me as the driver of the company car as it is registered to the business. What do I do as I was not driving?

  • The police were located in van with a speed camera. There were no signs indicating that there were speed cameras. Is this entrapment?

  • I think I have been done for speeding going from national speed limit down to 30 mph in about 10 yards. This is unfair and I would like to fight it

  • What is the National speed limit – 60 or 70mph?

  • I have been a huge fine to pay as I pleaded guilty to a traffic offence. What is going on?

  • I passed my test in June 2014 and I have just got six points – what will happen now?

  • If I am disqualified in the UK, can I still drive abroad?

  • An uninsured driver hit my car and is refusing to acknowledge it was there fault, is there anything I can do?

  • My husband and I drive the same car, a speeding ticket has come through but we cannot remember who was driving – what should we do?

  • Can I refuse a roadside breathalyser test and avoid prosecution?

  • How fast can you drive on the motorway without being stopped by the Police?

  • Am I legally required to keep any specific documentation in my car? If not, are there any that are advised?

  • What are stealth cameras? Will they be painted yellow?