Periods of disqualification can be imposed for a variety of offences ranging from speeding to drink driving and can even occur through the accumulation of penalty points, regardless of how trivial the offences that led to the points might seem. We know that any period of disqualification can be more than merely inconvenient, it can result in the loss of your livelihood. Therefore, why not speak to one of our expert lawyers today to ensure that you are doing everything you can to avoid being left without a car and the potential consequences that might follow.
Driverless cars were once the preserve of science-fiction films, but from January 2015 they will be a reality on the UK roads. But what about the law that currently governs road users? How will they apply to driverless cars being used on public roads?
Just because a car can be driven autonomously, this won’t mean that drivers are released from all of their obligations. The term ‘driverless vehicle’ covers all sorts of functions that already exist on many cars already – such as cruise control, automatic braking and self-parking functions.
However, the government recognises that driverless vehicles have implications for the laws and regulations governing public roads. That’s why they are currently reviewing the legal and insurance issues surrounding driverless cars. The results of this review and the regulatory changes required will be announced at the end of the year, so if you’re thinking of getting a driverless car for Christmas, make sure you also get the low down on what new laws will govern you.
There is no doubt that whilst the technological hurdles surrounding driverless cars have been overcome, the legal hurdles are yet to come! So watch this space for details.