Pragma News

  • Motoring Offences: How Proceedings are Commenced using a Single Justice Procedure Notice

    Posted on: 11th September 2018

    Historically, criminal proceedings were always commenced by charging a person in a police station with an offence, or by servicing a summons on the accused, until the Criminal Justice Act 2003 was introduced.

    This legislation set out a new way of commencing proceedings in most Summary only offences, which is known as the charge and requisition procedure. Summary only offences are ones that can only be tried in a magistrates’ court.

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  • Breaking the Highway Code

    Posted on: 6th April 2018

    Some driving behaviours are clearly a breach of the Highway Code. One such offence is ‘running’ a traffic signal, which can attract a minimum £100 fine and three penalty points or even disqualification. This doesn’t seem to have deterred millions of drivers after a survey found a fifth admitted driving through a red traffic light.

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  • Non-Appearance at Public Inquiry a No-No

    Posted on: 20th March 2018

    Some driving behaviours are clearly a breach of the Highway Code. One such offence is ‘running’ a traffic signal, which can attract a minimum £100 fine and three penalty points or even disqualification. This doesn’t seem to have deterred millions of drivers after a survey found a fifth admitted driving through a red traffic light.

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  • Scotland’s Drug Driving Deaths on the Rise

    Posted on: 2nd March 2018

    Drug use among drivers who die in accidents in Scotland has increased since the country’s drink-driving limit was reduced in 2014, according to a new study.

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  • Fines for Drivers’ Hours Offences Given Overhaul

    Posted on: 28th February 2018

    DVSA Crackdown on Historic Drivers’ Hours Offences – Changes to Enforcement Powers

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