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What to Do When Trips Go Bad

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Perhaps you’ve been planning your dream holiday for years. Maybe you booked it at the last minute when you saw a sale. Either way, you’ll want to make the most of your trip. Here’s what you need to know to be prepared in case problems do...

Secrets to Keeping Your Holiday Travels Happy

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It is never too soon to start planning your next travels. If you are planning holiday trips for the months ahead, there’s no time like the present, but don’t let your excitement lead you to making any errors of judgement. If you do experience...

How Could a Drink Driving Conviction Affect Your Career?

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This is not a question that you will ever want to ask yourself “after the event”. So, before you face any drink driving charges , let’s consider just how badly a mistake can affect your career. Naturally, it’s best to avoid...

Helpful Tips on Driving Abroad

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One of the most wonderful feelings in the world is the freedom that a motorcar gives us. We are not talking about the daily commute here mind, far from it. Think instead of driving down open roads, seeing sights that we have never seen before, taking in...

The Future of Car Safety

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To create safer roads, with fewer accidents and fatalities, motor companies have been working on smart ways to make our cars safer. Here’s a rundown of some of the innovations that could be hitting UK roads in the near future. V2V communication ...

Caught drink driving? What happens next?

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No-one likes to consider the idea that they might get stopped by the police – especially if they have indeed committed drink driving offence. The repercussions of such an event could range from a few points on your licence and small fine to a...

Drink Driving Laws & Punishments Around the World

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The way in which drink driving is viewed from one part of the world to another can vary enormously. Some countries have not made the kinds of efforts that have brought about the huge cultural shift in driving under the influence that we have seen in the...

UK Drink Driving: The Stats

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You know what they say about statistics? That’s right, they can prove whatever you want them to, it just depends on how you ask the question. Yet it’s difficult to deny the compelling nature of UK drink driving stats and the great strides...

Cultural Differences in Drink Driving Law

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The amount of alcohol as a proportion of a person’s blood is the usual method of assessing whether somebody is legally allowed to be in control of a vehicle. Alcohol consumption is often measured with a breathalyser due to the immediacy of the...

Technology and Drink Driving

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Improvements in technology are attempting to solve many of the world’s problems. Education can now reach those that would otherwise have no access to it. Revolutionary changes in energy will reduce our environmental impact, and advances in machine...

The Evolving Strategies to Reduce UK Drink Driving

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The campaigns used in the UK have been effective at reducing the number of deaths from drink driving, despite UK drink driving law remaining largely unchanged throughout the corresponding period. Yet behaviour change is without doubt a complex field,...

The Science of Drink Driving

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A large proportion of traffic accidents are caused because the driver is inhibited by alcohol, and for young Europeans, drink driving is one of the main causes of death. It is for this reason that it is standard procedure to test any driver that has...

The Worst Towns & Cities for Drink Driving

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Topping a poll is often a good thing. However, when it comes to topping a poll for drink driving charges or under the UK Drink Driving Laws, it is probable that nobody would want to “win” that prize. However, as with every study, there have to...

The Police and Drink Driving

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The police can stop any vehicle at any time and ask to see, or have you produce, your documents. However, that does not automatically mean that having stopped you that you have to give a breath test. There are very strict guidelines that the police must...

What Does A Drink Driving Conviction Actually Mean?

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Nobody wants to be convicted for drink driving. Even if you do not know the ins and outs of UK drink driving law, you realise that such a conviction will have a profoundly negative impact on your life. However, it is probable that most people...

Drink Driving: What's the Standard for the Average Person?

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UK drink driving law has some of the severest penalties across the whole of Europe. It is also a little more complicated than we each may think. For example the limits differ in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK (being more in line with European...

Drink Driving Capitals of the UK

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Across the UK, there are certain areas where the prevalence of drink driving is considerably higher than others. Of course, there will be many factors as to why these localised drink driving pain points exist – population size, and indeed the size...

Police, Stop! What to Do if Stopped for Drink Driving

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You’re driving along, happily minding your business, when behind you see the thing we dread the most, a set of flashing police lights. This would ring alarm bells for most people straight away, but what of those who have just left the pub after a...

Drink Driving Penalties in the UK

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The reality is that there is a large number of possible outcomes when it comes to driving under the influence, and circumstances can vary massively. You could face a hefty fine, be banned and you could even be imprisoned if you are found guilty of driving...

The Business of Drink Driving

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Despite all the television adverts and campaigns, despite the fact that society has long since lost its supposed tolerance of drink driving, and despite the fact that individuals are aware of the risks and consequences, mistakes still happen, and drink...

UK Drink Driving Laws: Police Stops

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UK Drink Driving Laws carry severe penalties upon conviction, including a none discretionary 12 month driving ban. However, their application and moreover the role of the Police in their initial stop, and breath testing, is subject to stringent...

Drink Driving Penalties - What Should I Expect?

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If you’ve ever received a fixed penalty notice or been stopped by the police and asked to give a breath sample, you’ll know the feeling of mild panic as you try to make sense of where you stand and work out what to expect. With a fixed penalty...

Drink Driving - Bad For Business

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A drink driving conviction can have catastrophic consequences for an individual. The loss of their driving licence, coupled with a large fine and even possible jail time can hugely impact on the day to day life of those that are convicted. Here however we...

Drink Driving: UK Law

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The UK is of course made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but there are discrepancies between jurisdictions. Scotland, once had a parity with the rest but has lowered its limits for drink driving. It is entirely possible, that you...

Drink Driving: The True Cost

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Despite television campaigns and the stigma of conviction, drink driving is still prevalent in society. Some argue it to be a victimless crime, “I only had 2 pints”, but nothing could be further from the truth. The focus should not look at the...

11 Unbelievable Things You Never Knew About Drink Driving

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Bet you don’t know what the only scientifically proved cure is for sobering up, why we know that 2011 was a massive year for hangovers, or what could happen if you get into a toy car on the back of any more than a couple of pints of lager or glasses...

Man Went For Drinks - What Happened Next Will Shock You

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8.59pm Ian parks up and meets Mark and Rob, who both arrived using public transport, at the Rose and Crown. They quickly find a table and Ian goes to the bar. He orders one large red wine for himself, a pint of Stella Artois for Mark and a Strongbow...

The Five Types of Dismissal

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5 Things You Should Never Say To The Police When Pulled Over

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Blue lights swirl, headlamps flash, a siren sounds: you've just been pulled over, and what happens next is in the lap of the gods. Only, it's not: what happens next could depend on how you conduct yourself. So take advice from experienced ...

Is Your Business Ready for Winter Driving Conditions?

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During the Christmas and New Year period it's traditional to have work parties, have a few drinks and unwind after another busy year. But with this comes the increased risk of your employees being over the legal limit for driving your company...

Drink Driving: The Facts

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Smart Cars to Breathalyse and Stop Drink Driving

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Wearable tech, virtual reality, and now extremely large, 5-door breathalysers. You will have probably heard already of the smart cars on the horizon – Google's own recently hit the headlines for hitting a bus (no alcohol involved according to...

Drink Driving Penalties for Being Hungover

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The Department for Transport has recently drawn upon some alarming statistics to illustrate the dangers of driving the morning the after. According to the government department, in the region of  5,500 motorists fail morning breath tests each year ,...

Health and Safety at Work: A simple guide for employers

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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 ensures that all employees, contractors, visitors and members of the public are protected from risk of illness and injury whilst in and around your workplace. As an employer you have a responsibility to make...

England and Wales Drink Drive Limit Could Be Lowered

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England and Wales Drink Drive Limit Could Be Lowered The drink drive limits for England and Wales are higher than those in many other European countries, and there has been a growing amount of concern among road safety experts that a review of those...

Do you understand the new Shared Parental Leave Law?

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Shared Parental Leave legislation will be introduced in England, Scotland and Wales inApril this year. The government aims to extend the same rights for caring for anew born baby or adopted child to both mother and father, giving a more flexibility approach...

PPI NEWS

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It has been estimated that mis-sold PPI repayments could reach a collective 11 billion by the end of the year. Early estimates predict that  numbers of claimants could rise this year  with the cost to banks being huge. The Telegraph reports that...

Student Visas

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With the University terms beginning at the end of September, many foreign students who have applied to study in the UK will be looking to finalise their Visa applications. The UK government has warned students who turn to fast track Visa companies to be wary...

Case Study: Motoring Offence

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When an individual is found guilty of a motoring offence they are issued with points on their licence. These points remain on record for a period of 3 years, whereby if you exceed 12 points you will be disqualified from driving. Quite recently we dealt with...

Immigration

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The Government has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration into the United Kingdom. However, some of the tactics used in the past few weeks have been condemned by both members of the public and political figures for their seemingly low levels of respect...

Common Personal Injury Misconceptions

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We often encounter misconceptions about personal injury claims, and some of these misconceptions can deter people from picking up the phone and getting in touch. The truth is, there is often a lot of negative press about the so called compensation...

Whiplash Claims Reform: The Debate Continues

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Last week we commented on the misleading nature of statistics published by leading insurers regarding measures to reduce fraudulent whiplash claims. Since then many other organisations have spoken out about the "bias" being shown by insurers...

Whiplash Claims: A Pain in the Neck?

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A recent increase in whiplash claims has prompted calls for the laws on compensation to be reformed by some insurers. Their concern lies with the amount of money awarded in whiplash cases; there are suggestions that this is too high. There may, however,...

Should Life Mean Life?

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Life sentences are a sensitive matter, not least due to the complicated implications this has on a persons human rights. A whole life order states that one can only be released from prison at the Justice Secretary's discretion, and this will only...

The International Driving Permit: What You Need To Know

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Back in February of this year, a new legislation was ushered in by the  State of Florida . The law stated that any foreign visitors wishing to drive in Florida must carry an  International Drivers Permit (IDP). The IDP was to be purchased for...