Seatbelts We all use a seatbelt regularly, whether it be in a car, on a coach, or various other modes of transports. But what are the actual laws and regulations regarding using seatbelts? And what about child car seats? We’ve prepared a quick summary of the laws around seatbelts and car seats for your convenience. […]

As of Tuesday 28-6-2022, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 came into force, changing some current laws and creating some new ones. The most important changes that drivers need to be aware of are below: Changes to offences of Causing death by dangerous driving, and causing death by careless when under the influence […]

Changes to the Highway Code Major changes are being made to the Highway Code on the 29th January 2022 and all road users are being strongly encouraged to read the new rules. There is new focus around a ‘road hierarchy’ designed to give vulnerable road users a greater degree of protection and clarity provided over […]

CHANGES TO MOBILE PHONE LAW AND WHAT THIS WILL MEAN FOR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS PATTERSON LAW MOTORING SOLICITORS RUNS THROUGH THE DIFFERENCES The government has finally announced imminent changes to the law surrounding driving whilst using a mobile phone. New regulations coming into force in 2022 will prohibit nearly all use of a mobile phone whilst […]

UK Courts Remain Open In Tier 4 Restrictions During the lockdown attending Court is listed as an exception to the Stay at Home rule. Courts remain open and operating as normal. to provide emergency assistance, and to avoid injury or illness, or to escape risk of harm (including domestic abuse) to see someone who is […]

20Dec 2019

Ruby Morris successfully persuades the police to drop a no insurance allegation on 5th attempt. Client had an injured foot.  The officer in the case suggested that this would invalidate his insurance. The allegation was withdrawn after the 5th attempt without the need for Court Proceedings.