Coronavirus Advice for Drivers

coronavirus advice

Since the Coronavirus lockdown the roads have been quieter. With only essential travel being allowed, we are seeing far fewer cars on the road. But that does not mean the rules of the road no longer apply. The police have said it is business as usual.

If you are due to attend court for a road traffic offence then it is likely you will face a delay at this current time, but all cases will eventually go ahead.
One of the changes brought in by the Government on the 30th March 2020 is an extension of 6 months for MOTs due after this date.

All car owners must still keep their vehicles in a road worthy condition. A driver could still face penalties such as points, a fine or even prison if the car was in an accident as a result of a fault which they had ignored.

In addition to the MOT suspension, all speed awareness courses have been suspended for 12 weeks. This means if a driver is caught speeding they may be more likely to face points and/or a fine.

John Onions are still operational during the Covid-19 outbreak. Our offices are closed but our solicitors are available for telephone consultations. So contact us today if you have any questions.