Motoring Lawyers in Manchester in Driving

There are a large community of very experienced team of criminal lawyers and solicitors who regularly define traffic law prosecutions across the entire country of UK. Without any doubt, the most important document of any person who is driving is a driving license. Whenever there is any person who is violating any traffic rules and regulations are taken for proceedings before the magistrates or the Crown Court for offences in violating the proper traffic rules and regulations. It is indeed a very difficult time for the convict and this is the time when he needs proper consultation and awareness of their legal rights from Motoring lawyers.

The motoring lawyers or barristers in Manchester are expert in the rules and regulations pertaining to the road traffic law. Thus, whenever there is some problem or issues relating to road traffic violation, then it is the right decision to consult the motoring lawyers without much delay. The motoring lawyers Manchester have very well-groomed and fantastically decorated chambers with all comforts to ensure that the visitors or his clients do not face any discomfort or inconvenience during the process of consultation to him. It also gives a very good impression about the motoring lawyer.

There are a lot of cases everyday in UK when the motorists are held criminals for violating the rules and regulations of the traffic. And the most prominent reason behind committing such offences are consumption of alcohol or drugs prior to driving which makes the motorist loose his control. Another major reason for violating of traffic rule is the use of mobile phone during driving. It diverts the attention of the motorist and this leads to accident a lot of times. The convict is usually held responsible of rash driving in excessive speed violating the speed limit. Reading a document, send a text message or making a phone call while driving are the other major causes of road accidents and mishaps. These all are categorized under the offence of “Dangerous Driving” and are contained within Sections 1 and 2 of the Road Act 1988. For dangerous driving, in the Magistrates’ Court, there cane be a penalty of a maximum of 5000 pounds and an imprisonment of 6 months.

Driving without insurance or a valid license and other motor vehicle documents is also considered as a legal offence. A lot of motorists are caught without the proper documents and are held as convicts. Even in such cases, a motoring lawyer can extend his help using his expertise. Driving while a motorist is disqualified is also considered a major crime and a motoring lawyer is required to rescue the convict.



Future of Motoring: 3 Bizarre Scenarios in Car

With the onset of global warming, people have been becoming more and more concerned with the future of motoring and how it is likely to play out. Everyone is also well aware that the current way our cars run, on petrol, is a non renewable source of energy. How many years of fuel consumption we have left is an un-known quantity, and as a result there are quite a few clever people spending a lot of time trying to come up with another way to move our vehicles from A to B. The difficulty is, it’s hard to beat what we have at the moment. Finding a fuel that’s equally convenient and easy to use will be quite some task. This got me thinking about a few bizarre yet possible future scenarios.

100% Electric

So far, the electric cars that have been produced have been far from ideal. Take the G-whizz for example; it only does 40 miles and when you run out of electricity where on earth do you charge it? And then when you can re-charge, it takes all night to get enough juice to go another 40 miles. Plus, electricity is produced from oil anyway, so what’s the point?! One day though, someone could invent a way of doing this whereby all cars on the road are run by electricity, with the electricity being produced by huge windmills and so on.

Our verdict: pretty unlikely

The End Of The Motor Car

Will anyone ever be able to replace petrol with something just as good? It’s highly doubtful, so could all this spell the end of the motor car? The chances could be quite high that in 200 years time there just won’t be any practical way of powering the domestic vehicle. And if there is, we could all be burnt to a crisp via global warming. Imagine this, no cars on the road.

How would we get around? It could be that the human race takes a huge step back in time to a place where the horse drawn cart is king, very romantic but very slow.

Our verdict: could happen

Perfect Public Transport

If the powers that be are so concerned about the issue of motor cars, running out of oil and the associated pollution they cause, why is public transport still so bad? If public transport was perfect then why would anyone need to own or use a car? To do this though the services provided would have to be regular, efficient, cost effective and comfortable and I’m not entirely convinced that would ever happen. It is still cheaper for me to drive into central London, pay for the fuel, congestion charge and all the rest and believe me I’d actually rather sit on a train and listen to the Ipod.

Our verdict: ever seen pigs fly?


Motoring Really Can Still Be Fun in Automotive

Are you of a certain age and remember motoring as it once was?

An open top sports cars driving down deserted country lanes with the promise of stumbling across some hidden gem, a delightful old English village, an isolated pub or a deserted beach. Well, I am delighted to say that you still can. My husband and I, on a weekend break in Norfolk recently, experienced exactly that.

We were looking forward to experiencing some Norfolk Luxury Hotels on a few days’ leave when we came across Country Lane Classic Car Hire and immediately changed our plans. I was spoilt for choice of a Daimler V8 saloon, a delightful 1937 Morris Tourer, a Morris 1000 (the wife had one in the 60’s), a Triumph Stag and the one I plumped for, a White Sunbeam Alpine Roadster (it was that or the MG for me).

I have to confess that I was a little apprehensive driving a classic car after all these years, but don’t be. Once I was in the driving seat it all became straightforward and by the time I was halfway down the road, thrilling.

A new plan was formed and a carefree jaunt around Norfolk with impromptu stays at North Norfolk Hotels was in the offing.

My husband and I had not visited North Norfolk for many years and we were delighted
to discover that little had changed of the countryside.

We started off just south of Holt and decided to pop in as we had never visited; what a delightful little Georgian town! My wife was most impressed with the variety and quantity of shops, though I was rather more impressed with a rather inspiring little caf cum bistro right in the centre.

Firing up the Sunbeam we found ourselves on a marvellous little road to Cley on the coast. Turning left we passed birdwatchers admiring the tranquillity of the sea views as well as rather a lot of seabirds of all descriptions.

Heading in the direction of Hunstanton we stayed a total of three nights and were completely enchanted by hotels in North Norfolk – more on those another time.

The classic car people could not have been more helpful and the Sunbeam never skipped a beat over the four days; you can find them at

Enjoy beautiful Norfolk but not too many of you!


How To Save Money On Your Motoring in Car-insurance

The online world is forever developing and it is now a very valuable and popular tool with many drivers who are looking to cut their motoring costs.
From free maps to insurance price comparison and fuel price check, here are some tips to help soften the financial costs of owning a vehicle:

Planning your journey

Unfortunately there isn’t much we can do about the actual cost of petrol. However, there are many things we can all do to cut the amount of fuel we use.
Planning your journey in advance will prevent you from wasting fuel driving around because you can’t find the location you’re going to.
As well as keeping a road atlas in your vehicle, why not take advantage of one of the many websites which offer free maps and journey planning tools?
Alternatively, if you are a frequent driver you should consider investing in a sat nav to help you make your journeys quicker and therefore cut your fuel bills. Look out for a GPS which is enabled to display live traffic updates so that you will be aware of any jams or accidents. Shop around to find the best deals on sat nav online.

Get cheaper car insurance

With so many car insurance providers on the market, finding the best deal might seem like a daunting task. The key to paying less for your car insurance is setting aside some time to shop around and do some research.
Car insurance comparison websites are extremely useful because they enable you to enter your personal and car details once and they do all the hard work for you by providing you with the best deals from many different insurance companies.

Although comparison websites can save us a lot of time, it is worth remembering that there are other providers that can offer great deals on car insurance but do not appear on comparison sites.
Obtaining a few quotes from these insurers and comparing them to the ones you have found on the comparison site will help you ensure you are really getting the best deal.

Saving money on fuel

Although using the nearest petrol station might seem the easiest and most convenient option, taking a little time to do some research on fuel prices can have a big impact on your overall motoring costs.
Once again the web comes to the rescue with many websites which allow users to simply key in their postcodes to find the cheapest fuel station in that specific area. Some sites even allow you to sign up to a newsletter to help you keep informed on petrol price changes near you.


Motoring’s 2012 Performance Transmission Test in Car

As emissions standards grow ever stricter, automotive manufacturers have had to balance the demand for constant performance progress with ongoing efficiency improvements.

The upper echelon of aspirational, V8-engined sports sedans (and wagons) stands to lose most here; unable to ignore global emissions issues, but not willing to back off in the class war for power and dynamism.

One key point of the performance/efficiency equation lies in the transmission. For buyers of modern muscle, it’s fascinating space with a wide array of options. Here, we take a look at the latest generation of V8 brutes, each employing a different method of transferring torque to the tarmac, and examine their effectiveness.


BMW has an established fan base with cars such as bmw x1 but now it is offering even more enhanced features. BMW itself refers to its seven-speed, dual-clutch system as “a further enhancement of the previous SMG sequential manual systems”. Though in reality this ’box is far more impressive.

Utilising a pair of oil-cooled wet clutches, the Getrag-built M-DCT with Drivelogic transmission follows standard dual-clutch principles — one clutch works the odd gears, the other the evens. Drive is essentially uninterrupted, and as a bonus BMW claim the lack of a torque converter means less weight, and improved fuel economy.  Interestingly, M-DCT also uses 12 per cent less fuel than its manual equivalent.

Operated via a central shifter, or with paddles mounted behind the wheel, M-DCT can deliver a range of driving modes at the behest of the driver — 11 in all, with five shift programs in fully automatic ‘D’ mode and six in driver-controlled ‘S’ mode.

Setting off reveals a somewhat jerky creep phase as drive is taken up, but from that point on it is obvious this gearbox was developed specifically to suit the M3’s sparkling naturally-aspirated V8, and its 8300rpm capability.

This combination begs to be driven in manual mode, and although the stubby sequential shifter is a tactile delight, it pales into the background when you select ‘S4’ (or above) and snap whip-crack shifts through the well-shaped and ideally placed paddles. Come the next corner, a tug of the left paddle brings a deliciously audible throttle blip to match revs on the down-change. It’s utterly absorbing.

Detracting from the theatre of driving the M3 is the fact that its 11 transmission modes add unnecessary complexity. In D mode, for example, there is little to discern between the three lower shift programs. ‘D4’ and ‘D5’ bring speed and aggression to the up-shifts, however on our drive loop the lack of programmed automatic downshifting under hard braking is at odds with these ‘performance’ settings.  

Overall, though, the addition of M-DCT further enhances what is already a class-defining package.


Demonstrating a more traditional deployment of power, the FPV GT (one of the first in Mark II guise) on test is fitted with the Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual and its associated clutch pedal — once de rigeur for a car of this performance potential.

As a guide to this car’s torque delivery, you can lift the clutch progressively and it will take off (though your left-leg muscles won’t thank you), summoning a walking pace without even touching the throttle. For best progress, however, it’s best to feed a little power in as the clutch lifts beyond halfway and through its bite point. Once fully engaged, it isn’t a far press of the throttle before the supercharger does its thing and the revs head quickly towards 6000.  

It’s brutish power delivery on-boost, and though the rest of the driveline is willing, the gear-change process requires firmness and confidence from both hands and feet.  The shift is notchy, with cross-gate moves in this brand new example feeling stiff and a little tight.  

On down-changes this stiffness is exacerbated by the pedal’s positioning, the brake pedal too high to allow comfortable heel-toeing. Despite this, you can make smooth, positive progress if you don’t rush the changes. This is what makes a good manual so endearing; the feeling that your inputs enhance the driving experience.

The selector itself is curious on a couple of levels. When in gear, it suffers from a lack of damping, the car’s loadings transmitted through to the palm of your hand quite abruptly. Secondly, the selection for reverse gear is far-right and up, which is too far away from first gear and can delay slow-speed manoeuvring.

When compared to the ageing (in this company) six-speed ZF auto, the manual is slightly ahead on fuel consumption (13.6 vs 13.7L/100km) and keeps better with the car’s muscle-bound demeanour.
Lexus IS F

An acronym for Intelligent Sport, Lexus’s mid-sized sports sedan range is headed by the 5.0-litre V8-powered F (for Fuji Raceway, where it was developed). It houses a Sports Direct Shift transmission — a highly advanced traditional automatic gearbox that offers eight forward gears, a lockable torque converter and two drive modes — ‘D’ for Drive, and ‘M’ for Manual.

Straight away you notice the fuss-free drive take-up the torque converter provides. The transmission constantly adapts to driver inputs in Drive mode, providing imperceptible shifts on light throttle loads as it moves to seventh gear by 70km/h.  

When driving in this way, a slight increase of throttle pressure holds the high gear, relying on the 5.0-litre’s torque reserves rather than exciting its occupants with a brazen kick-down. It’s this adaptability that contributes to the Lexus having the best fuel consumption figures of the bunch.

Its Jekyll-like character is dispensed with when the tacho sweeps beyond 3700rpm and the exhaust valves open. From here to redline the V8 finds its voice and the transmission follows suit, holding out for higher revs under sustained acceleration while also being keener to drop cogs for cornering.  
For a generation brought up on three- and four-speed automatics, seeing the digital gear display pause while the ‘box moves to one of seven other ratios may feel like overkill, but the result is a ratio for any occasion.
Switch to Manual mode and the IS F is less impressive.  On more challenging roads seventh and eighth gears become redundant and the sequential plane of the shifter feels counter-intuitive (pushing forwards for up-shifts while being pressed back into the seat under acceleration). The Lexus’s wheel-mounted paddles are also too thin and far away at a ten-to-two steering position.  Up-shifts are quick, matching the 100-milliseconds of the Mercedes-Benz, but overall this car feels more complete when left to its own devices.

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG

AMG-Mercedes are currently hedging their bets, offering a Getrag DCT similar to the M3’s in their top-line SLS supercar while the remainder make do with SPEEDSHIFT MCT.

The seven-speed self-shifter as seen on the tested C 63 AMG Estate does without the torque converter of a conventional automatic, favouring a ‘wet’ multi-plate clutch arrangement that contributes to a fuel consumption improvement of 9.5 per cent over the previous model.

A console-mounted rotary dial allows interaction with four shift programs, ranging from ‘C’ for Controlled Efficiency, through ‘S’ and ‘S+’ sporting modes, to ‘M’ for driver-controlled manual shifts.

Moving away from standstill, you feel a brief pause as the revs dip before power is taken up, an eerily similar sensation to smoothly letting up a clutch pedal.

C mode delivers relaxed, comfortable up-shifts, easing into higher gears to assist those headline economy figures. In traffic, however, the lack of gearing down in this mode sees the gearbox jolt back into first when coasting to standstill.

S mode does as you’d expect, holding onto gears and being keener to kick-down, but the change itself isn’t particularly positive, slurring on up-shifts where you really want measured response. That’s found in S+, which trades ease for brutality with 100-millisecond shifts that the whole driveline feels. Under braking, electronically-controlled down-changes are announced by an extroverted throttle blip, accompanied by crackles and pops through the exhausts — you could well be driving the AMG Formula One Safety Car with these histrionics.

Manual shifting brings the wheel paddles into play, and they are a delight to use… As long as your fingers don’t clash with the multi-function stalk which is mounted too close to the downshift paddle for comfort. The regular shifter can also be used manually, though with its east-west change pattern, it’s best to stick with the paddles.

The Verdict

The image benefits of V8-powered halo models have been known for generations. Thankfully the key players have moved with the times, maintaining high levels of performance with ever-increasing efficiency.  
Purists may bemoan the lack of mechanical interactivity (and skill) evident in clutch-less shifting, but the rewards offered by the M3’s ’box, on top of its green gains and ability to go auto, make it compelling; and show where the landscape is headed.

Thanks to such advancements, enthusiasts will still able to enjoy a genre that, without such technology, may well have become redundant sooner than you think.

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Top Tips For Motoring In Wintery Weather in Car

With Britain braced for yet more wintery conditions here are some top tips for motoring in winter weather.

Before you set off anywhere ask yourself if it’s a journey that you really have to make. Unless it’s absolutely necessary you should check any weather or police warnings for road closures that may hinder your journey. You also need to ask yourself if risking your safety is really worth the risk. Can you work from home? Would they appreciate you any more if you battled through the elements to get into the office? Will the kids benefit from going to school today? Will the teachers have the same attitude as you or will your children be sent home from school at lunch anyway? Does your insurance cover car hire should you experience a breakdown?

If you’ve decided that you absolutely have to make that journey that can’t be put off for another day then make sure you go prepared. Think of what you’ll need if you get stranded and if you think you’re being over-dramatic and that you won’t be affected by the weather then think of all of the drivers in Scotland who recently spent the night in their cars…

So, you decide you’re going anyway. Fine, get prepared by planning your route; try to avoid country/minor roads that have less chance of being gritted. Allow plenty of time for your journey and more importantly, allow extra time to defrost your car.

Pack an emergency kit to keep in the car consisting of basic, common sense items like an ice scraper, de-icer, torch, shovel, blankets, towing rope etc. Food and water is obviously very important too. You could always take a flask of hot coffee that will keep hot for a good few hours too…

Make sure at least one other person knows your intended destination, which route you are taking and how long it should take you. Make sure you have a fully charged mobile phone too. If you are travelling to the countryside and the weather appears to be treacherous, it might be a safer bet to hire a car or a 4×4 to guarantee safe passage to your destination.

You’re all packed up and ready to go! Drive slowly and allow time to get there or expect to be late (there’s a snowstorm, a more than valid excuse for the latter). Don’t go faster than you need to, it won’t end well. The chances are you’ll be driving on ice so just keep your wits about you at all times. Remember it’s the other drivers you need to be wary of so make sure you are fully observant at all times. If another car insists on overtaking you then pull over and let them pass, better that than they slam into the back of your car.

If you’re unlucky enough to get stranded in your car then make sure you’re aware of your surroundings so if you need to call for help you can direct them to where you are.

The most important advice of all though is to simply say that if you have any doubt at all, don’t go out!

Disclaimer: This content is exclusively the personal opinion of the author and should not be assumed to have any explicit or implicit intent on the part of the author.


The Totting Up Procedure For Motoring Offences in Driver

The world of motoring offences is incredibly complex, and many people understandably find themselves struggling when thrown into it. The penalty points system is one such complicated area. It was originally introduced as a way to give the Courts another option when punishing motorists, outside of the standard fine and driving ban method. It allows the Courts to apply a specific number of points which they deem appropriate. If further motoring offences occur, then more points can be applied in what is referred to as the totting up procedure.

The number of points placed on a license is usually proportional to the magnitude of the driving offences committed. Most minor offences incur the minimum of 3 points, whereas the more serious acts, such as excessive speeding, can result in a driver receiving up to six points. Driving without due care, however, can often see up to nine points being applied.

If a driver receives twelve points within a three year period, then they will be given an automatic six-month disqualification. If the accused is a driver by trade, then such a punishment can have a devastating effect on their livelihood. However, if the driver does not reach twelve points within three years, then the points may be removed from the license after four years.

It is vital that a driver who has been disqualified does not give in to the temptation to get back behind the wheel. If they are caught driving, then they will be arrested immediately. It may be that they are even given a prison sentence, or a community service order if the Courts take a more lenient approach. However, there are often grounds for appeal against these punishments, such as if a driver did not realise they were committing the driving offences.

There may also be extenuating circumstances for the offence, such as speeding to drive an injured person to hospital. In any event, legal advice should be sought.


Winter Motoring Checklist in Driving

Before hitting the winter roads, you should create a checklist to ensure safe driving. Listed below are some preparations to make your winter driving is safe and to keep your vehicle in good condition.

Check Your Car Battery

During winter driving, one must acknowledge that lights, heaters, and wipers can easily drain a car battery. Batteries will usually run out of energy around five years. It is best to replace them earlier, so you do not end up having to deal with them during a cold winter. If you can, do not run the heater fan so high. Having multiple electric components on when starting your vehicle should also be avoided to save battery life. If your engine fails to start quickly, do not attempt to start it without at least waiting thirty seconds in between. This will give the battery and starter time to recover.

Check Antifreeze Levels

When driving in cold conditions, it is important to make sure that you have 50/50 antifreeze in your radiator. The benefits of antifreeze are to protect the cooling system from freezing, thus, causing engine damage. Make sure to get the proper antifreeze for your vehicle. This can prevent the need for costly repairs down the road. If you hear your fan belt squealing, this may be a sign that your water pump is frozen. You will need to allow it to thaw out before driving again. Often, the radiator will freeze in cold weather conditions. A sign that this has occurred is the car will overheat because the antifreeze is not able to circulate in the radiator. Once again, you will need to thaw it out before getting back on the road.

Check Visibility and Tires

Make sure your windows are clear of snow, dirt, and grime. Use an ice scraper to remove ice from your windshield. If your windows are not clear, this can pose an incredible threat to your safety. Remove snow from the top your roof as well. This snow can fall onto your windshield preventing you from seeing and, in some situations, cause accidents. Make sure to that your headlights are in working condition, aimed correctly, and are free of snow and dirt. In addition, you will want to make sure the depth of your tires is at least 3mm. Less than 2mm is considered dangerous for snow driving. If you can, try to purchase all-season tires.


Preparing For Motoring Holiday in Check

If you are planning to have a holiday by motobike, make sure that your vehicle is in good condition for the trip. Besides, you need to confirm the update of your car insurance policy. So that you can totally enjoy the holiday.


 Many motorists are happy to leave the car in its existing condition, trusting that their most recent service will have their vehicle prepared for the trip.  But there are plenty of things you can do to make your trip safer and we will soon be going over some of the tips you can follow to give you the peace of mind you need before you start your holiday.  After all, the safety of your family should be paramount, and that is a good enough reason to make sure your car is safe and well prepared for the journey ahead.


Here is a quick four-point safety check you can do before you drive out of the garage.

  • Check your fluid levels.  Make sure your engine is turned off before you check the engine oil level and ensure that the level of the dipstick is between the two indicator marks.  Top-up if it’s a bit low otherwise check for the colour of the oil.  If it is too dark or even black you might consider an oil change before embarking on your journey.
  • Tyres.  Check your tyres for wear and tear and make sure there is adequate tread on all four tyres plus the spare.  If you are unsure as to whether or not you have sufficient tread, check with your local auto mechanic, or else check with the tyre manufacturer.  As a rule of thumb, the depth of a match head is the minimum tread requirement, so always make sure you have at least twice that much before starting your trip.  Check the walls of the tyres for any cracks or signs of undue wear and tear.  Again, if in doubt have your vehicle checked by a mechanic.
  • Check your seatbelts and airbag system.  As you know, these are designed to save you in the event of a collision so it’s vital they are all in good condition.  Make sure the airbag warning light illuminates as soon as you turn the ignition key to start your engine.  Whilst most cars indicate possible failures, if you don’t see the warning light at all it’s a good opportunity to have your system checked.
  • When packing your vehicle for your holiday, make sure you leave the most regularly used items in an easily accessible place in your boot or back seat.  Having said that, it’s also important to secure any loose items that may fly around the vehicle in the event of sudden braking or turning sharp corners.
This quick check guide is only meant to be an indication of the least you should do before starting any holiday.  The best advice is to always have your car serviced by a mechanic before your journey begins so that you can be sure of a safe and happy holiday.  As mentioned previously, your auto insurance should be up-to-date so that you are covered in the event of an accident.


Motoring Lawyers of Manchester

Vehicles are unavoidable in a city life. It is necessary to keep you on move and it is also a symbol of your status in the society. However it is a headache too.

The vehicles will get involved in a number of problems including some legal issues like accidents, traffic violations etc. You will have to approach a lawyer to get out of this mess. There certain lawyers who are specialized in the legal affairs connected with vehicles. They are motoring lawyers and being a big city, there are a lot of motoring lawyers Manchester also.

Motoring lawyers Manchester will help you to come out of the menace caused by your vehicle. It can be an accident or a violation of traffic rules, motoring lawyers Manchester are there to help you out. These lawyers are specialized in such cases and as they are mostly dealing these types of cases, they are experts in laws regarding vehicles. They will have a vast collection of case law related to such cases. So they can do enough homework to take you out of any such cases. You can find their contact details from any local yellow pages directory or even through web search engines. Once you face with any such problems, you can take out their contact details and contact them directly. They have the people to complete the necessary formalities like filling forms for insurance application, filing affidavits in courts etc. For a fee they will do the entire work connected with the legal proceedings.

As the vehicle population has increased thanks to the overall economical growth, motoring lawyers Manchester are a happy lot nowadays.

They are having enough cases to make money and they are rendering the best service available in the world. This again increases their credibility and confidence among the clients. This will attract more and more clients to them daily.

As per the report of a survey conducted recently Manchester has the most number of legal cases involving vehicles. Two reasons are cited for this. One is that there are a large number of vehicles in Manchester when compared with most of the other cities. Second is that the presence of sincere and experienced motoring lawyers Manchester, people do not mind approaching courts for even a minor issue. They feel it as a simple thing as there a lot of motoring lawyers Manchester are there to help them in these proceedings. They knew that these lawyers will help them sincerely and they will put all their expertise and expert to support their case in the court. This type of confidence has come in the minds of public. So, they are going for legal proceedings even for a minor issue.