Road Transport & Logistics

Drink-drive limit set to fall

A new lower drink-drive limit will come into effect on 5 December 2014 . This will be 50 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. However, this will only take effect in Scotland and not in England, Wales or Northern Ireland – but a lowering of the limit for the whole of the UK may occur at some stage in...

Financial standing: New rates for goods & passenger operators were announced on 20 November 2014

The new financial standing levels in effect from 1 January 2015 have been announced by the Department for Transport. Standard National and Standard International licence applicants and holders will have to demonstrate ready access to £7,000 for the first vehicle and £3,900 for each additional...

Tractor and trailer speed and weight limits to rise in March 2015

With effect from March 2015 the maximum combined agricultural tractor and trailer weight (the ‘train weight’) will increase to 31 tonnes, an increase of over 6 tonnes from the current 24.39t limit. At the same time conventional tractor speed limits will increase from 20 to 25mph. One reason for the...

A definition of exceptional hardship and the circumstances a court will consider when making a decision

Exception hardship is widely regarded as hardship that is more than ordinary, says Milton Keynes crime and regulatory solicitor Mike Hayward . Read Mike's blog post below or watch the short video. Some would say that losing a driving licence, which is one of people’s most treasured possessions, is...

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