Motoring offences common

Most common Motoring Offences and the Consequences

The pandemic years have impacted motoring offences. The overall level of motoring offences has fallen due to the fall of motoring vehicles on the road. However, with the increase of speed cameras and other restrictions, speeding holds the highest spot concerning most common motoring offences. Unsurprisingly the number of motoring offences on the road has decreased by 27% compared to 2019, and just over half of the motoring offences (53%) consisted of speeding offences in 2020.

Speed Limit Offences 

32.5% of the motoring offences committed in England and Wales in 2020 were speeding offences. Motorists in the UK are usually caught by speed cameras and police vehicles. Speed limits are put in place to keep other motorists safe as well as people in the surrounding areas. Slower speed limits are put in place where pedestrians are more likely to be present, and temporary speed limits are put in place to protect children during busy school areas. If you are breaking the speed limit, the penalties may vary depending on the severity of the crimes.

What are the consequences of speed limit offences? 

The standard penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and 3 points on your licence.

However, after more serious offences your case goes to court; and you may find yourself with up to a £1,000 fine and even a driving disqualification.

We understand that facing a driving ban can be extremely daunting and stressful to anyone. Contact one of our experienced solicitors; we will try to lower your penalties as much as possible, ensuring you come out with a positive outcome no matter what the case is.

Vehicle Insurance Offences 

The second most common driving offence in the UK is driving without the correct insurance or insurance. It consisted of around 21% of all motoring offences in 2020. All drivers who use the public road in the UK must hold the correct insurance for the vehicle they are driving. The insurance that individuals must possess is at least a third-party insurance cover, this will cover damages to the other driver if you are involved in a road traffic accident. However, sometimes there are defences for driving without their insurance, for example, the insurance cover may have been cancelled and the driver may have not been aware of it.

What are the consequences of driving without insurance? 

The standard penalties for driving without insurance is a £300 fine and six penalty points.

However, for more serious offences you can find yourself having to go to court. You can face up to 8 penalty points on your license, an unlimited fine and even a driving ban. Contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On your Side to help you with your vehicle insurance offences.

Failing to stop or failing to identify the driver 

If you have been in any sort of accident, minor or severe; you must always stop at the scene. If you cannot stop at the accident scene, you must report it to the police within 24 hours of it occurring. The consequences for failing to stop or failing to report an accident can be severe, especially if you are convicted of both.

What are the consequences of failing to stop?

You are more likely to face a driving ban if you have been failing to stop, and you can face up to a £2,500 fine and 5-10 penalty points.

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Around 10% of driving offences in 2020 came under driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. These are very serious, and people found committing these can find themselves facing tremendously severe consequences. Even prescription drugs can limit your driving, and some people may be driving after taking prescription drugs without the knowledge that it is illegal. The consequences for driving under the influence can be severe, and if you have doing it, you can face some severe consequences.

What are the consequences of driving under the influence?

The penalties and consequences for driving under the influence can be very hefty compared to other motoring offences. You can face a driving ban, imprisonment and an unlimited fine. If you have been found driving under the influence, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced motoring law solicitors.

Other common motoring offences 

Other common motoring offences displayed in these statistics were; using a mobile phone whilst driving, careless and dangerous driving or driving in a dangerous car with defective car parts. If you would like to find out more about motoring offences and how our experienced solicitors can help you, visit our motoring offences page now.

How we can help 

If you have been charged with a motoring offence, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced motoring solicitors immediately to get the best outcome for your case. Our solicitors have years of experience in motoring law and will get to know your case extensively and make sure to lower your penalties and avoid any possible driving bans.

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