Road safety, driving rules and penalties

Road safety law and advice, information about driving penalties and paying fines.


  1. Speeding penalties

    You could get a fine and penalty points if you're caught speeding, or could even lose your licence

  2. Child car seats: the law

    The rules for child car seats and booster seats - height, weight, age, type of vehicle, car, minibus, licensed taxi

  3. The drink drive limit

    The legal alcohol limits for drivers in the UK - microgrammes, milligrammes

  4. Check if a health condition affects your driving

    Check if you need to tell DVLA about a health or medical condition if you have a driving licence - you'll have to fill in medical questionnaire if you do

  5. Pay a DVLA fine

    Use this service to pay any money you owe DVLA for not taxing your vehicle or declaring a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN)

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Guidance and regulation

  1. The Highway Code
  2. Assessing fitness to drive: a guide for medical professionals
  3. Assessing fitness to drive: a guide for medical professionals
  4. Can I drive while my application is with DVLA? (INF188/6)
  5. Know your traffic signs
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News and communications

  1. Commercial vehicle operators using old tyres to face investigations
  2. Roads update: 23 November 2018
  3. Bold new measures to keep people safe on the roads
  4. Safety warning following seven gritter crashes in North West
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Research and statistics

  1. Walking and cycling (TSGB11)
  2. Transport accidents and casualties (TSGB08)
  3. Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA
  4. Police recorded injury road traffic collisions and casualties Northern Ireland monthly report to 30 September 2018
  5. Motoring offences statistics in Northern Ireland to 30 September 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. New cycling offences: causing death or serious injury when cycling
  2. New ways to report road accidents to the police
  3. Roadworthiness testing for vehicles of historical interest
  4. Testing if vehicles are roadworthy
  5. DVSA strategy, 2017 to 2022
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. A14 Orwell Bridge closures
  2. DVSA strategy: annual progress report, 2017 to 2018
  3. Highways England: reported road casualties on the strategic road network (SRN)
  4. A27 accident data
  5. M3 junctions 9 to 13 accident figures
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