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Motoring law


This section deals with some of the legal aspects of motoring, including the Highway Code. The Highway Code is applicable to England, Scotland and Wales, and there is also the Highway Code for Northern Ireland.

Law enforcement

See Law enforcement for information on:

  • Police powers to stop
  • Various driving offences
  • Offences concerned with vehicle condition and safety
  • Offences concerned with the unauthorised use of vehicles
  • Punishments

Road safety

See Road safety for information on:

  • Offences concerned with vehicle safety
  • Overseas requirements

The road

See The road for information on:

  • The Highway Code
  • Crossings and clamping

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What is the law guide

The Desktop Lawyer law guide aims to present the law to you in a comprehensive yet jargon-free and easy-to-read format. Our law guide is constantly kept up to date with changes in business and family law by our team of in house solicitors, and includes information across all the legal jurisdictions in the UK.

Our law guide is free to use. Where we provide documents related to this area of law, or where they may help you with any legal issue in this area, they will be listed to the right of this message.