The drink driving sentencing guidelines used by magistrates can be useful to determine the possible sentence when one is charged with a criminal offence related to drink driving.
Drink driving is a criminal offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988. The drink driving law in the UK is included in Part I of the Act, Principal Road Safety Provisions.
Careless driving involves not observing the minimum standard of due care and attention when deriving a vehicle in the UK. Drivers who are found guilty of careless driving can receive penalty points, fines as well as a disqualification from driving.
Driving without insurance in the UK is subject to penalties ranging from fines to possible driving disqualifications.
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The law prosecutes a number of types of activities related directly or indirectly to operating a vehicle if inebriated. This also includes the act of being in charge of the vehicle while above the legal drinking limit.
If you are caught by a speed camera or stopped by the police for speeding while driving in the United Kingdom you can be given a fixed penalty notice.
Driving in an inebriated state has specific consequences according to the severity and the offender can face fines, be disqualified from driving for a certain period, and even face imprisonment.
Careless driving, drink driving and boarding a vehicle without the proper license are all examples of traffic offences in England and Wales.
Road traffic offences are treated seriously by the authorities in UK, especially the severe cases which might involve victims and other unwanted consequences.