Sep 292017
 

  33 Responses to “The latest motoring laws infographic”

  1. Did you know that a lot of speedo meters are out of sync compared too a sat- navy red out, Re. Skoda Octavia’s. Can they recalibrate speedo’s.

    • Yes but witch one is right?

    • Yes they can I .R. S. Nottingham can do it they calibrate Speedos for Police Cars.

    • increase in speeding fines not about safety its all to do with money.all speed cameras should be banned as they are another crooked way to get more tax.why not stop all motoring fines and to get revenue back put petrol/diesel up 30 p a litre that’s the honest way saving courts and police millions every year

  2. With regards to the speeding fines, what if you do not have an independent income of your own?

  3. Last paragraph above re ” mounted ” equipment is incomplete,needs something after ‘deemed to be ‘.SO important you get it right if you want your articles to be respected and useful !!

    • Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, the last word of this sentence was cut off and it should be “deemed to be distracting.” We’ve now updated the infographic with this correction. Apologies for the error.

  4. Whilst it is good to hear that the menace of reckless speed merchants, and those who think mobile phone law doesn’t apply to them , a law may be on the statute book, but that does not guarantee enforcement: fined a percentage of their weekly wage? many such drivers are unemployed, on benefits. What about foreign drivers? They, like the health tourists who help drain our benevolent NHS by leaving without paying their hospital bill, are rarely if ever pursued, so the fines go unpaid.
    We can but hope that at least the awareness of more stringent penalties will make a percentage of tearaways think twice -but will the over-lenient courts still exercise only a soft level of the maximum that can apply for the offence in question?

  5. New speeding fines would not seem to affect anyone who is not working and living off the state. The policy for the new driving test scraping the reversing around a corner will only go to prove new drivers can not man manoeuvre a vehicle in a tight spot like a multi-storey car park. Reversing around a corner test a principle of control regardless to whether it is used in normal driving.

  6. Drivers can still be pulled over and fined if the device can be deemed to be……….?

    • Hi Tom, thanks for your post. The last word of this sentence was cut off and it should be “deemed to be distracting.” We’ve now updated the infographic with this correction. Apologies for the error.

  7. Do you think you might finish the last sentence ‘deemed to be’ – what exactly??? Just a thought, as you do…..

    • Hi there, thank you for your post. The last word of this sentence was cut off and it should be “deemed to be distracting.” We’ve now updated the infographic with this correction. Apologies for the error.

  8. The long love affair with the car has led to some motorists incapable of understanding that it is not their human right to behave on the road regardless of speed restrictions, road and weather conditions. The increase in fines may deter the wilder element; in time lifetime driving bans and deprivation of vehicle will be introduced, then listen to the howls of anguish and magistrates making exceptions to those who whine they need to drive for work!

  9. . . . “if the device can be deemed to be”. What?j

    • Hi Jeremy, thanks for your post. The last word of this sentence was cut off and it should be “deemed to be distracting.” We’ve now updated the infographic with this correction. Apologies for the error.

  10. Regarding the new speeding fines, does this mean that someone who is not earning an income (unemployed / retired receives no fine then?

    • It would be nice to think that it would be that rational, but this is government! Governments of all colours are almost legendary in their inability to pass legislation that does not have loads of unintened consequences, eg. Working Tax Credit, brilliant idea, but a charter for bad employers to reduce wages as the difference is made up by WTC. My guess is that somewhere in the small print of the speeding legislation is some sort of caveat to cover the no income scenario, possibly saying that in the event of no income, then the usual fixed penalty will apply or that you will lose your licence for a fixed period.

  11. Final word missing?
    Deemed to be
    Thanks
    Alex Bruce

    • Hi Alex, thanks for your post. The last word of this sentence was missing; it should be “deemed to be distracting.” We’ve now updated the infographic with this correction. Apologies for the error.

  12. Mobile phone driving article.
    Your last sentence ends (if the device can deemed to be.) Question deemed to be what?

    • Hi Michael, thanks for your post. The last word of this sentence was cut off; it should be “deemed to be distracting.” We’ve now updated the infographic with this correction. Apologies for the error.

  13. what is the fine for exceeding the speed by 21 mph

  14. There has to be some leniency or drivers are going to be forever looking at their speedometers and not on the road!

    • Couldn’t agree more. If you are constantly checking your speedo, then you have less time to check other things. The other possibility is that drivers that actually care, will err on the side of caution and drive much slower than the speed limit which will probably cause more accidents.

  15. Simple solution to The mobile phone law if caught no fines no points ban for life and a jail sentence see how quickly that kicks in…

  16. What annoys me are the drivers who accelerate between speed humps then slam their brakes on before hitting the next speed hump. Cant they understand that if they drive at the speed limit shown they will not have to brake therefore saving on both fuel and brake pads.

  17. What happens to speeding foreign trucks at fixed cameras, there not registered in this country

  18. Yes they can I .R. S. Nottingham can do it they calibrate Speedos for Police Cars.

  19. As the DVSA and DVLA are no longer government funded both of these entities must now be self financing and find ways of collecting more and more cash from the motorist, whilst I am not condoning speeding it must be said that once again a STEALTH TAX that hits the motorist in the pocket according to these bodies appears to be the ONLY solution.
    How about this: a 1 MONTH BAN AND A MODERATE FINE? That would stop people from excess speed but would not bring them in enough revenue. so my friends, if you all stopped speeding that would NOT be the answer either as no revenue would be forthcoming and yet ANOTHER SET OF RULES WOULD BE BROUGHT IN (don`t ask me which ones) so they could again produce revenue.
    P.S. We will just have to keep towing the line and pay pay pay until we die.

  20. use youre cruise control set just below the shown speed limit.It works for me.

  21. Perhaps they should just raise the speed limits as they are out dated, but why do that just another way to make money off taxpayers.

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