Road Traffic Legal Blogs

Road traffic law blogs, posted by road traffic lawyers and specialist criminal law firms. Posts explain topics such as drink driving, speeding, keeping your licence, road traffic accidents etc. Further posts welcome.

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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Will Google Glass Cause Traffic Accidents & Create Privacy Issues?

by Law Guru December 4, 2013 Constitutional Law

It’s almost weird enough to be science fiction, but we’ve learned by now that technology has made almost anything possible. Google’s new wearable computer, “Glass,” is a little kooky, a little awesome, and a lot controversial. The easy-to-use invention features an adjustable and bendable frame, nose pads for comfort, a customizable fit, a touchpad along […]

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What happens if you are charged under the NSW Summary Offences Act? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis September 30, 2013 Criminal Law

The NSW Summary Offences Act (1988), identifies a number of different offences which are considered ‘summary’ offences. These are generally considered to be minor offences, which are dealt with in a specific manner and have certain maximum penalties. If you have been charged with a summary offence, you could still face a lifelong criminal conviction […]

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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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Speeding with your License Suspended: Can this be Legally Fought?

by Ladyblogger September 7, 2013 Guest legal blogging

Far too many individuals have felt that sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach when they see flashing blue lights in their rearview mirror. Many people know exactly why they’re being pulled over if they realize they were going a bit too fast, but some individuals have even more to worry about in these […]

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Can I Travel if I Have a Previous Section 10 For Drink Driving? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis August 15, 2013 Road Traffic Law

A criminal conviction can affect your ability to travel and work in the future. If you have a previous drink driving conviction, your ability to work in certain driving occupations may be limited and you may find your ability to get a visa for some countries is restricted. Successfully obtaining a Section 10 for drink […]

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Paralegals and Traffic Tickets, The Touch

by August 13, 2013 Road Traffic Law

Every single day, there are scores of people all over Canada falling foul of the highway traffic act. Many of these people don’t even know that they are doing something wrong until they find a police car pulling up beside them. The problem is, a lot of police officers are handing out tickets without too […]

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Texting While Driving: How Laws Have Impacted the Problem in the US

by calvinthescribe June 25, 2013 General Law

The use of cell phones among active drivers is unquestionably controversial, leading to an increasing number of laws that prohibit drivers from sending text messages. Even big name mobile companies are joining the crusade, entreating users to wait before they text. But how have these laws really affected this risky, dangerous behavior? Less Texting in […]

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Pedestrians: What the Law Requires

by Lisa Coleman June 19, 2013 General Law

(US law and generally) There are many popular misconceptions regarding the rights and duties of pedestrians. Some people believe that pedestrians have an absolute right to travel anywhere at any time while others follow the old adage of “might makes right.” Believing either point of view is a recipe for disaster. Understanding the comparative rights […]

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Big Trucks and Dangerous Lane Changes: Who’s Responsible if They Don’t See You?

by annbailey May 25, 2013 Accident Claims

Millions of motor vehicle collisions occur every year in the United States. Most of these involve few, if any, injuries. However, when there is a significant size disparity between two vehicles, motorists can be severely injured. When a motor vehicle collides with a truck, the insurer of the at-fault party will be liable for damages; […]

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Dangerous Roadways: When Bad Roads Cause Accidents

by ShelbyW May 24, 2013 Accident Claims

Despite the best efforts of engineers and construction contractors, errors continue to occur in the design, development, construction and maintenance of our nation’s roads, highways and freeways. However, manufacturers and various government bodies are all required to do their part to protect the roads and promote traffic safety. Government entities are the parties largely responsible […]

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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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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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DUI, Police Checkpoints and the Problem of Social Media

by gclatworthy April 25, 2013 Road Traffic Law

[U.S Law and General] Social media has become a seemingly unstoppable force over the past decade. From bringing long lost friends back together to starting revolutions in Middle Eastern countries, there’s very little that these sites cannot do. Unfortunately for police and victims of drunk drivers, individuals have also learned to use social media to […]

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Join in on the History of Go-Karting

by edralyn April 18, 2013 Renewable Energy

Go-karting began very simply with tracks and dedicated racing fans in towns all across the U.S. Initially, karting began as a fad, which most believed would blow over in several months, once kids moved onto the next big thing. Karting tracks often weren’t much more than a rutted path on the edge of town, where […]

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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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Four Effective Ways to Crack Down on Speeding

by RyanD January 29, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Speeding seems harmless when you’re flying down the interstate and almost necessary when you’re almost late for work. However, speeding, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), is the third most common contributor to auto accidents and takes approximately 13,000 American lives every year. These speed-related accidents cost $40 billion annually. That statistic […]

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The Craziest Driving Laws You’ve Never Heard Of

by Lilly January 15, 2013 Blawg

Almost every country in the world has crazy or archaic laws in one jurisdiction or another, but one common denominator is that massive amounts of these crazy laws are related to driving. Whether the law is nonsensical (like not being able to drive a black car on sundays in Denver) or just plain common sense […]

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Scotland to lead the way on drink driving

by Legal Author January 6, 2013 Road Traffic Law

Guest post from Dallas McMillan’s personal injury lawyers in Glasgow ( . Connect with injury lawyer David McElroy on Google+ here and on LinkedIn here. The Scottish Government should press ahead with its plans to lower the legal drink drive limit in Scotland, according to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). The group was responding to the Government’s recent […]

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How Law Enforcement Will Tackle Holiday Drunk Drivers

by gclatworthy December 6, 2012 Criminal Law

[US Law and General] For most people, the holidays are a time for celebration and relaxation. For others, the holidays can bring tragedy. During the holiday season, traffic accidents and deaths increase sharply as motorists turn to the stress of gift buying, visit friends, and engage in recreational alcohol consumption. Intoxicated motorists pose a significant […]

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Will Increase to 85 MPH Bring More Harm Than Good?

by hshipp December 3, 2012 Accident Claims

(Guest post regarding speed limits in Houston) The question of increasing the speed limit to 85 MPH is on the table. It is clear that modern technology has allowed automobile manufacturers to build much safer and faster vehicles within the past two decades, but is the notion of increasing the speed limit based on vehicle […]

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Five Things To Do If You’re Pulled Over By Police

by Paul November 13, 2012 Arrest

Occasionally we can have a run-in with the law and come into contact with a police officer. Sometimes, when behind the wheel, we’ll be aware if we’ve broken the law but sometimes we might not be conscious of breaking any law if we were distracted. Even if we haven’t done anything wrong, we may feel […]

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