It is really important to stay aware of the driving laws, to make sure that you are not breaking any by mistake. Ignorance is no defence, so read on to make sure that you comply with all of the new laws. Pass ‘N’ Go will make sure that you are aware of the changes and avoid prosecution which could lead to prison, fines or points.
From March 2nd 2015 there have been much stricter rules on driving under the influence of drugs. These include legal and illegal drugs. The illegal drugs are LSD, Ketamine, Heroin, Ecstasy, Cocaine and Cannabis and prescribed drugs include Clonazepam, Temazepam, Flunitrazepam and Diazepam. If you are not sure whether the drug or the doze is safe, then it is best to just not drive. Read all instruction in packets on prescribed drugs and check with GP or pharmacist if you are not sure. If you do not know what you have taken, then just do not drive.
Driving Licence Paper Counterpart
In 1998 there was a new plastic card and paper counterpart driving licence issued. From June 8th 2015 this paper part was no longer issued so you just need a photocard instead. The DVLA hold all of the penalty notices and licence status information on a database instead. If you still have a paper licence, then check carefully as you may need to upgrade it to a photo one. [Read more…]