Some Facts about Drink Driving and other Road Traffic Offences

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15 December 2014

Some Facts about Drink Driving and other Road Traffic Offences

The festive period is a time for celebration and enjoyment.  For those that take the enjoyment too far, here are a few facts that our qualified Road Traffic Solicitors think you should know.

  1. Reaching 12 points doesn't always mean a disqualification.

  2. The legal limit is 35mg in 100ml of breath.

  3. Think you can drive on 2 pints?  Think again, it varies for every individual.

  4. You can still be over the legal limit the morning after and the penalty is the same.

  5. There are certain circumstances where a drink driving conviction doesn't automatically mean disqualification.

  6. Attending a Drink Driving Rehabilitation course can reduce your disqualification by up to a quarter.

  7. Failing to provide a specimen is a separate criminal offence of which you can be convicted, even if you were not the driver.

  8. If you have passed your test in the last 2 years and reach 6 points you will revert back to a provisional licence and be required to sit your theory and practical tests again, unless we can persuade the magistrates to impose a different penalty.

  9. Driving without insurance doesn't always mean 6-8 points if there are 'special reasons'.

  10. JWP Solicitors would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very prosperous 2015.


If you are unfortunate enough to be arrested over the festive period for any offence (not just Road Traffic), our solicitors are on call 24 hours a day, including Christmas day.  Just call the Emergency Number on 07876 505337 to speak to a legal expert.