Police forces around the country have launched a new crackdown on criminal drivers. Offenders have been warned they could face an unlimited fine and have their car seized and crushed for failing to have insurance in place. Around 35 forces are taking place in Operation Drive Insured, which launched this week as the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) and DVLA revealed that they had issued more than five million warning letters to uninsured drivers. #OpDriveInsured has begun! Around 35 police forces across the UK are engaging in a week of enhanced operations to catch dangerous uninsured drivers and help make roads safer. @PaulBennett @HeadofNRPIF 🚔🚨 Read more about the danger of uninsured drivers: https://t.co/j8vl3IzCjW pic.twitter.com/XyWvFQhewQ — Drive Insured (@DriveInsured) November 12, 2018 The two agencies have been working together since 2011, using a shared database of policies and ownership details to track down uninsured drivers. As part of the … [Read more...] about Millions face massive fines and having their car crushed in insurance crackdown
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CAR insurance is a legal requirement so you are protected, as well as other road users, when an accident happens. Celebrity Katie Price has recently found herself in hot water after she was spotted driving while banned. What is the penalty for driving without car insurance? The 'continuous insurance enforcement' rule and the Road Traffic Act of 1988 say all cars have to be insured with at least third party cover if they're used on roads and in public places.You must have at least third party car insurance if you want to drive a vehicle on the roads in the UK. The driver, not the car, has to be insured. Since 2011 it’s been against the law to keep a vehicle without insurance unless it has been declared off road via a DVLA SORN. It is also an offence to cause or permit someone without insurance to drive a vehicle without insurance. So if you allow a friend or relative to drive your vehicle and they do not have insurance, you will commit the offence of permitting them to drive … [Read more...] about What is the penalty for driving without car insurance? How many points do you get on your licence and what is the fine?
DRINK-DRIVING remains a menace on Britain's roads with thousands continuing to drink and then jump behind the wheel. The danger of a deadly accident should be deterrent enough but the courts are also able to hand down a lengthy driving ban, fines and even jail terms - here's how the penalties are calculated... How are drink-driving fines calculated? You could be imprisoned, banned from driving and face a fine if you’re found guilty of drink-driving. But the exact punishment each driver is handed depends solely on the decision of the magistrate in court. This depends on what your breath test result was and if you have previous driving convictions. Magistrates will then place you in one of the salary-based sentencing "bands" laid out in the court guidelines. These are designed to make fines fair - so drivers on regular incomes pay less than super-rich celebs and footballers like Wayne Rooney or Ant McPartlin. Fine Band A: 50% of relevant weekly income (between 25 – 75% of … [Read more...] about What is the average fine for drink driving, what’s the maximum and how are they calculated in the UK?
DRINK driving is to blame for a shocking number of deaths and serious injuries on British roads every year. Here's all the information you need about UK laws and when the first ever roadside breath test in the UK was carried out... What is the drink-driving limit in the UK? The drink drive limit differs in the UK depending on if you are in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland. Government guidelines state that the limit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath or 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine. In Scotland the limits are 50 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 22 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath or 67 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine. With just 10mg per 100ml of blood you are 37 per cent more likely to be involved in a fatal road accident than when sober. What can … [Read more...] about What is the UK drink driving limit, how many alcohol units can you legally drink before getting behind the wheel and when was the first roadside breath test?
A VAN hire company in Australia is facing outrage from residents over the "offensive" slogans they paint all over their motors. Wicked Campers are well known for their controversial branding, but onlookers now think the company has gone too far. Available for holiday hire in 40 global locations including the UK, the Australian-based company decorates their people movers and camper vans with spray-painted images and phrases that often relate to pop culture, drug use and sex. Beth Hansen, a resident in the NSW town of Lennox Head, said she saw one of the company's vans driving near a children's playground, brandishing the slogan: "Am I still a virgin if I take it up the s*****r?". Having already been banned in three states, NSW residents now want the vans taken off the road. Motorists, both in Australia and overseas, have reported seeing vans that poke fun at race, homosexuality, religion and even appear to make comment on rape. Some of the worst Wicked Campers slogans allegedly spotted … [Read more...] about ‘Sickening’ slogan on Australian rental van leads to new calls for popular campers to be banned