Who must wear a seatbelt? The Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) Regulations 1993 make it a requirement for all drivers and passengers to wear a seat belt. What is the punishment for a seat belt offence? You could receive an on the spot fine of £100, up to the maximum £500 for not wearing … Continue reading The law on seat belts
Last month, our Managing Director, Alison Ashworth went into the BBC Lancashire Studio to discuss the price of vehicle insurance live on air with presenter, Graham Liver. This comes as it was announced that the North West has the highest cost of car insurance in mainland Britain according to the AA’s National Index. A number … Continue reading How to cut the cost of your vehicle insurance
It’s been a busy month here at Ashworth Motoring Law and October has been one our best yet! Ashworth Motoring Law on BBC TV The Month began with our Managing Director, Alison Ashworth featuring on BBC’S Inside Out Programme discussing the new Drug Driving Offence and raising awareness of the very low limits that are … Continue reading Ashworth Motoring Law celebrates phenomenal month
This week, Specialist Driving Offence Solicitor and Managing Director of Ashworth Motoring Law, Alison Ashworth featured live on BBC Radio Lancashire discussing the cost of vehicle insurance. Did you know that the North West has the highest cost of car insurance in mainland Britain? The feature included a discussion on the high rates of cash … Continue reading Listen again to Ashworth Motoring Law live on BBC Radio Lancashire
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Expert Motoring Lawyer and Managing Director of Ashworth Motoring Law, Alison Ashworth is heading to BBC Radio Lancashire’s studio on 27 October 2016 to discuss the cost of car insurance live on air with presenter, Graham Liver.
Tune in to BBC Radio Lancashire just after 8.00am to hear the discussion
October is National Tyre Safety month and as specialists in Motoring Law, we want to raise awareness of the vitally important checks that should be performed on a vehicle’s tyres to ensure they’re safe and legal.
Basic Tyre checks:
Tyre tread - The legal tread depth is 1.6mm. This can be checked by inserting a 20p into the tyre’s tread groove. If you can see the rim of the coin at any point around the circumference, then the tyre may be illegal.
Tyre pressure – The recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle can be found on the inside of your car door, petrol cap or owner’s manual. Tyres can be inflated to the correct pressure at most petrol stations.
Tyre condition – You should regularly check for any lumps, bumps or cuts in the tyre. If you are unsure about the condition of your tyre you should seek advice from your local tyre specialist.
Being caught with defective tyres would result in a £2500 fine and three penalty points per tyre.
Driving on defective tyres also significantly increases your risk of being involved in an accident.
Many local retailers are offering free tyre health check throughout the month of October. To find your local dealer
National Law Firm, Ashworth Motoring Law is running a campaign to raise awareness of tyre safety and highlight the dangers of driving on defective tyres. The campaign backs national tyre safety month which runs throughout October.
Ashworth Motoring Law, which specialises in representing drivers who are facing the possible loss of their driving licence is reminding drivers to check their tyres or face prosecution or an accident.
The campaign follows figures released by TyreSafe which show that over one in four cars and vans are driven on Britain’s roads with illegal and dangerous tyres.
According to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, 2.2 million cars fail the MoT due to tyre-related defects, and figures from the highways agency indicate that an annual average of 1135 casualties are caused by tyre-related incidents with 198 of those incidents resulting in serious injury or death.
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