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Category Archives: Motoring Offences

Texting whilst driving worse than drink driving

Texting whilst driving has been found to be worse than drink driving. Sending a text whilst driving may not seem as much as distraction as drink driving, but it can impair a driver’s ability causing a 79% drop in attention. Texting whilst driving can also increase reaction times to hazards by 2 seconds. Test were…
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42% driver are using phones whilst driving

It is illegal to use your phone whilst driving, yet in a recent AA poll, 42% of drivers admitted to using phones whilst driving. With the technological advancements in smart phones, not only are people calling and texting whilst driving, they are tweeting, reading and sending emails, and even taking photos. Shockingly, some admit to…
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Talking on mobile whilst driving

Swain & Co. solicitors support the THINK campaign that involves a driving test online. It aims to get you to focus on listening to someone talking to you, even on hands free, and notice colours which are worth points at the same time. We all know driving whilst talking and holding a mobile phone is…
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It is a miracle no one was killed

These were the words of a Judge at Portsmouth Crown Court when sentencing Stephanie Dealey and Sager Salem for dangerous driving. The pair were seen on CCTV racing each other through rush hour traffic in April last year, doing double the 30mph speed limit. It came to a scary end when Dealey lost control of…
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67-year-old banned for drink driving on a mobility scooter

A disabled man from Portsmouth has been banned from using his mobility scooter for 12 months after being caught drink driving. Kenneth Fitzpatrick was seen driving on a pavement with a passenger clinging to the front of his scooter when police stopped him. It soon became apparent that he had been drinking, and when breathalysed…
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