Driving offences guide
Driving Offences Guide
Speeding – Young drivers do speed more than other drivers! As a result of excessive speeds, young adults will die or be seriously injured in car crashes at a vastly disproportionate rate than that of other drivers. Young people are quick at learning to control a car, but by definition they lack the driving experience to foresee a situation developing, especially when driving too fast!
Drink driving – There is no doubt that drinking alcohol makes drivers overconfident. After drinking your reactions are a lot slower, and it takes much longer to stop the car – drink driving cause’s accidents. What are the cons of drink driving? Apart from risking the life of yourself and passengers and other road users as well as losing your car and license! Not much!
Drug driving – Drugs and driving can be very confusing to the driver! From a passenger perspective would you want to be given a lift by a slow, erratic, aggressive, paranoid person who feels nausea and who hallucinates?
Mobile phones – 1/5 Young adults text on their mobile while driving. Texting and talking on the mobile is becoming a common conviction and reason for getting points on your license.
Seat belts – Young drivers are notoriously bad at wearing seat belts – it’s an image thing! Geeky, embarrassing, uncomfortable to wear and it’s only a short drive are the excuses you hear! Did you know? One-third of all road crashes takes place less than a mile from home. FACT: If you wear a seat belt you will reduce the risk of fatal or critical injury by half.
Penalty Charge Notices – Getting a PCN will not mean penalty points on your licence; they are usually issued by Traffic Wardens for parking and other minor traffic offences.
Fixed Penalty Notices – You must avoid getting an FPN if you don’t want points on your license! The Police will issue a Fixed Penalty Notice, on the spot, to drivers committing a range of traffic offenses including speeding, going through a red light, using a mobile while driving and much more.
VDRS –A VDRS issued by the Police when they find a minor fault on your car but they don’t want to give you penalty points on your license. A VDRS is an opportunity for you to get your vehicle repaired and avoid points and a Fine.
SORN – Your car has to be insured continuously unless you apply for a SORN declaration to take it off the road.
Drive in a safe, responsible way and your driving licence will be safe. But commit serious driving offences and you risk having your licence taken from you