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.

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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