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Drug Driving – What You Need To Know 

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It is illegal to drive with controlled drugs above a specified level in your blood. This includes both illegal and medical drugs. The limits set for each drug are different, and for illegal drugs they are set extremely low. The offence is determined by how badly affected your driving is.  Causing death by driving under the influence of drugs may result in a maximum 14 year jail sentence.  How is Drug Driving Tested?  The police can stop you and make you do a ‘field impairment assessment’ if they think you have taken drugs. This is a series of tests, such as asking you...

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Traffic Accidents – Should I Use a Defendant Insurer or a Solicitor?

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If you have a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be confused as to whether you need a solicitor, as the defendant insurer may offer you their services. However, although this may seem easy and helpful at first, they sometimes may not act upon your best interest - meaning that you do not get the outcome that you should. Should I use a Defendant Insurer?  It is not advised to use a defendant insurer, as they are not independent and there will be a conflict of interest when dealing with your claim. The less money that they pay to you,...

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Driving Without Insurance – The Consequences

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Driving Without Insurance - The Consequences Driving without insurance is illegal, but what are the rules and consequences?  What Insurance Should I Have?  By law, the minimum level of insurance that you must have is third party liability cover. You can also add fire and theft insurance, as well as fully comprehensive cover.  Even if you have full insurance, but let someone else who doesn't drive your car, you are liable for this.  What Are the Consequences of Driving Without Insurance?  If stopped, you have 7 days to provide police with up to date insurance certificate. Has to be valid time you were stopped.  Penalties can be...

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Drink Driving Charges – Frequently Asked Questions Answered

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Drink driving is a punishable offence, and can land you with hefty fines or your license being taken away from you. We get lots of questions asked about drink driving, so here are our frequently asked questions answered… What is the legal alcohol limit for drivers? The breath test is 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath, and 80mg per 100ml of blood if you are having a blood test. The urine test limit is 107mg per 100ml of urine. What are the consequences of drink driving? It can range from 3-6 months imprisonment, an unlimited fine, a 1 year...

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