Road Traffic & Motoring Law Blogs

Road traffic and motoring blawg posts, published by road traffic lawyers and motoring solicitors/attorneys and criminal defence law firms.

Road Traffic Accidents caused by Bad Roads

by MichaelLewin September 24, 2014 Road Traffic

With winter rapidly approaching and the temperatures tumbling in the oncoming months, the state of the UK’s roads come into question again. Counsels spend millions of pounds repairing the roads however many of you will know examples of where there is a pot hole which has remained a hazard for quite some time. Between March […]

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Don’t Drive Into Jail Parking Lot When Drunk

by Zelick Glimelstein February 21, 2014 Accident Claims

When you’ve been out drinking all night, make sure you drive into a jail parking lot on your way home. Why? Well, it seems to be the place to go for at least two Florida residents. Law enforcement loves it when people who have had too much to drink, drive their vehicle to the county […]

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Those Red Lights are Flashing for YOU!

by David Faltz February 6, 2014 Accident Claims

(Road Traffic Law, US/general) Ah, the open road. Is there anything quite like the feeling of freedom you get when you can go anywhere you want? People around the world like to point out how much we Americans love our cars, but we value not so much the cars themselves as the mobility they offer. […]

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Young Drivers and Australian Traffic Laws

by Lana Wilde December 5, 2013 Road Traffic

Young drivers face scores of dangers after passing their provisional driving test. Often, this is caused by the excitement of being able to drive which leads to lapses in their concentration and in some situation they lack substitute for experience. Compared to older and more experienced drivers, the young and inexperienced are more likely to […]

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DUI & Endangerment: Understanding Your Charges

by KariLloyd September 24, 2013 Arrest

(US Law) There are some criminalized acts on the books that many people don’t even realize are crimes, but when it comes to driving under the influence (DUI), this is not a realistic belief. Even with some of the consequences of a DUI conviction being common knowledge, there are still numerous DUI arrests every year. […]

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Car Lawsuits That Make your Head Spin

by Law Guru August 13, 2013 Car Accidents

Most car lawsuits follow a specific pattern: someone alleges that someone else is responsible for an accident, leading that person to seek damages to pay for car repair and, if necessary, medical expenses. That being said, every once in a while a car lawsuit that is so odd it makes you shake your head comes […]

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Two Face DUI Charges after Crashing into Indiana State Police Cars

by ParkmanLawFirm July 1, 2013 Criminal Law

Two drivers have been arrested on DUI charges after they crashed into two Indiana State Police cars at the same location on I-465 early on Sunday morning.  The incident began just before 2:30 a.m. when State Trooper Josh Graves was dispatched to the southbound lanes near 56th street at the 39.2 mile marker to remove […]

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Don’t Lose Your Cargo: Towing Safety 101

by edralyn June 17, 2013 General Law

If there are images in this attachment, they will not be displayed. Download the original attachment Don’t Lose Your Cargo: Towing Safety 101 No matter whether you’re towing a boat or a trailer, doing so safely is paramount. There’s very little possibility that you’ll be the only driver on the road, which means that you’re […]

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What Is Misdemeanor And How Many Types It Has?

by callygreene June 15, 2013 Accident Claims

Misdemeanors in a Nutshell Misdemeanors refer to less considerable kinds of criminal acts that are recognized and punishable by typical legal or lawful systems across the globe. However and still, the definitions or extremes of the actions that are considered as misdemeanors would essentially vary based on your locality or your country. Particularly, such definitions […]

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Are Field Sobriety Tests Designed to be Failed?

by sequoialegal June 15, 2013 Road Traffic

By Katherine North, Attorney at The Law Office of Randolph H. Wolf Police officers commonly use roadside standard field sobriety tests (“SFSTs”) in DWI investigations to determine whether a driver is under the influence of alcohol.  These tests usually consist of a series of three to five tests, such as the heel-to-toe, one-leg stand, horizontal […]

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The History of the Speeding Ticket and Where We Are Today!

by Nickey June 14, 2013 Criminal Law

The practice of writing legal citations for speeding has evolved over time, as the primary form of transportation has shifted from the horse-drawn carriage to motorized vehicles. The need for traffic standards was realized early on in the transition, but the process seems to have begun by one New York police officer. The first ticket […]

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Idaho Cab Driver Charged With DUI

by ParkmanLawFirm May 30, 2013 Criminal Law

A Nampa cab driver, Jeffrey Knutson, is facing a DUI charge following a crash involving a motorcyclist.  Knutson, 43, slammed his taxi into a 38-year-old woman riding on a motorcycle last Saturday afternoon around 5:00 p.m.  The woman was taken to the hospital and is in serious condition. Corporal Jamie Burns, of the Nampa Police […]

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National Transportation Safety Board wishes to lower BAC limit

by ParkmanLawFirm May 15, 2013 Criminal Law

Currently every state in the United States makes it illegal to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08%.  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has voted to recommend that each state lower their BAC level from .08% to .05%. The NTSB based their decision on several factors.  The NTSB argued that […]

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How Many Laws Can Be Broken in One DUI Arrest?

by annbailey May 9, 2013 Arrest

Most people understand that driving while intoxicated is unlawful. When a motorist encounters a police officer who believes that he or she was driving while intoxicated, the motorist will generally understand that he or she may be arrested. When the officer makes it clear that the motorist is under arrest, the motorist should quietly comply […]

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Worrying Rise in Serious Road Accident Casualties in Britain

by NishaS May 7, 2013 Car Accidents

Britain’s young population suffers from road accidents rather commonly. In 2011, it was found that the most common cause of death amongst those aged between 16 and 24 was motorway accidents. This data forced MP Louise Ellman to come out and call for action. In March 2012, some worrying statistics were released regarding injuries and […]

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2 Million Motorists Driving Illegally

by barlowrobbins May 1, 2013 Road Traffic

In Britain, it’s now illegal to keep uninsured cars, even if they aren’t being driven. Unless you declare your vehicle as ‘off the road,’ you could have your motor seized by police and crushed. This rule applies across the United Kingdom, except in Northern Ireland. But owners of a Statutory Off Road Notification will be […]

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Indianapolis Police Officer Heads to Court on DUI Charge

by ParkmanLawFirm April 30, 2013 Criminal Law

David Bisard, a suspended Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer, is heading back to court on Wednesday for his latest arrest for suspected driving while intoxicated.  Bisard was already facing charges of reckless homicide and operating while intoxicated(OWI) from a crash in August of 2010 that took the life of motorcyclist Eric Wells.  Two others were injured […]

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New Car Technology: Will Drunk Driving Become a Thing of the Past?

by Law Guru April 29, 2013 Criminal Law

Some things in this world just don’t make sense, especially when one thing seems to be moving in two, completely opposite directions at the same time. While a civic leader in the small Irish town of Kilgarvan recently suggested legalizing a certain degree of drinking and driving in order to preserve pub culture, others are […]

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Tennessee DUI Bill Aims to Reduce DUI Arrests

by ParkmanLawFirm April 29, 2013 Criminal Law

Last year the Tennessee Department of Safety reported that there were 28,735 DUI arrests which rank the state 11th in drunk driving fatalities.  According to the Mothers’ Against Drunk Driving(MADD), one third of those arrests were repeat offenders. So what is being done to combat this problem with repeat DUI offenders? Currently, a new piece […]

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Five Ways Alcohol Affects Your Driving Ability (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis April 29, 2013 Criminal Law

The dangers of drinking and driving are well documented, and it only takes a relatively small amount of alcohol to have an effect on your driving ability. Drink driving awareness organisations such as Drinkwise Australia have undertaken extensive research on the effects that alcohol has on drivers, and have found that some drivers do not […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Forced DUI Blood Tests

by ShelbyW April 23, 2013 Criminal Law

Driving under the influence is a bad decision that can lead to even worse consequences. Since most DUI cases depend on some measure of self-criminalization on the part of a defendant, numerous issues have arisen on the constitutionality of several factors of DUI convictions. Random police checkpoints were once in question, but their constitutionality was […]

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Basic Information About Drink Driving in Australia

by Dunya April 23, 2013 Road Traffic

Drink driving is a serious offence that leads to accidents on the road that can seriously injure or even kill a person. The legal consequences of drink driving are intended to reflect the fact that people who drive while under the influence of alcohol put themselves and everyone else on the road around them in […]

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DUI vs. DWI: What’s the Difference?

by Law Guru April 3, 2013 Criminal Law

As if getting slapped with a DUI is not bad enough, navigating the maze of legal stuff related to an impaired driving charge can be quite a nightmare. It is easy to become confused over the various fines and penalties, knowing what rights are applicable and how a DUI case should best be handled. One […]

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What Are The Most Common Traffic Offenses?

by Damian April 2, 2013 Road Traffic

(Australian law and generally) Cars are a necessary part of our lives, and we can safely say that a huge majority of the population in all developed countries drives a car. Unfortunately driving tests don’t seem to be a reliable way to instill competence in a lot of new drivers, and even older, more experienced […]

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Are Juvenile DUI Penalties Really Sealed?

by Law Guru March 21, 2013 Criminal Law

Drunk driving is more than a safety hazard or a bad idea. It’s against the law. Although legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels vary by jurisdiction – meaning that the amount of alcohol considered “over the legal limit” depends on the state in which the DUI was committed —stricter statutes are in place across the […]

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