Should Doctors Report a Driver's Details?

By Solicitor at 00:00

A fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow in December 2014 has brought the requirement for Doctor’s to report health conditions to the forefront. The Fatal Accident Enquiry (FAI), which commenced in Scotland on the 22nd July and is expected to last up to 5 weeks, has heard evidence from Doctors who examined the driver prior to this tragic incident. Reports suggest that the driver, Mr Clarke, suffered a blackout in 2010 whilst employed as a driver with First Bus. Further allegations have been made in relation to Mr Clarke suffering fainting and dizziness.

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New Smoking Laws Coming in October 2015

By Solicitor at 00:00

The Government has released the new penalties for allowing smoking in private vehicles that are carrying someone under the age of 18. The changes that will be implemented from the 1st October 2015 will provide Police with the discretion to either issue a warning or a fixed penalty notice of £50. This is a significant change to the original proposals of the Government which we covered in an earlier blog Fine or Points. From the 1st October 2015 private vehicles that are carrying persons under the age of 18 must be smoke free. The rules will apply if they are enclosed, there is more than one person present and one of those persons is under the age of 18.

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