July 31, 2019
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The High Court has agreed that using a function on a mobile phone, which does not involve ‘interactive telecommunication’, is not a mobile phone offence whilst driving.
The High Court handed down the Judgement yesterday, which clarifies the offence of using a mobile p...
June 20, 2019
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a number of taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) reform workshops in June and July to hear your views.
The announcement was made by the DfT’s Head of Buses and Taxis, Buses and Taxis Division Catriona Henderson saying:
June 9, 2019
The government has commissioned a prototype noise camera to be tested at several locations over the next 7 months
The Department for Transport is targeting drivers who disturb communities with a crackdown on vehicles breaking legal noise limits.
New camera technology...
May 26, 2019
In my last article “offences – what are the odds of getting a licence” I considered the likelihood of applicants, and licence holders, with convictions being successful in their application for a licence – or to retain their licence.
In this article, I will consider wh...
May 13, 2019
Glasgow City Council’s refusal of my client’s (Rosy and Pink Cars Ltd) application for a new booking office licence has been widely reported in the Scottish media.
The application has been refused on the basis that it would contravene a number of conditions applicable...
May 5, 2019
A driver caught filming a crash on his mobile phone may force a shake-up of the laws surrounding phone use at the wheel.
Ramsey Barreto should have been able to avoid a conviction because he was not using it to communicate, his defence has claimed.
The 51-year-old was...
May 4, 2019