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| 30 January 2019

The Downside to Snow: Motoring Offences

With the cold weather approaching it is important to be aware of the motoring offences that could be committed, to avoid fines, penalty points or a disqualification being imposed, and more importantly minimising danger to yourself and those around you.

5 car checks to carry out this winter:

  1. Windows are demisted and de-iced (The Highway Code requires that if driving in adverse weather conditions you must, by law, be able to see out of every glass panel in your vehicle. Moreover, section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988, states it is a legal requirement to have a clear view of the road ahead before you set off.)
  2. Mirrors are demisted and de-iced
  3. Number plate is visible
  4. Lights are all working
  5. Tyres are of legal standard (minimum tread of 1.6mm)

Tips for road safety:

-          Constantly carry a scraper and de-icer fluid/ spray

-          Allow for extra time to stop the car in icy conditions

-          Drive slowly in icy conditions

Paul Robinson covers a wide range of motoring matters e.g. careless driving, dangerous driving, speeding, drug driving and failure to stop after an accident or report an accident. Asking for advice as soon as you become aware of a problem could not only save you money but could also save your driving licence and livelihood. Contact us for advice and representation at any time 01702 342525.

This article is created by a Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP “Brand Ambassador” who are students and unqualified.  The article provides their views on the topic and does not necessarily deal with every important topic or cover every aspect of the topics with which it deals. It is not designed to provide legal or other advice and nor does it necessarily reflect the views of this firm.

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