Auriga Advocates specialise in all motoring offences you can call one of our legal team for free initial advice on any offence including not being in proper control.
If you are facing this offence you will be probably be wondering why, particularly if your driving was not affected by what you were doing.
This offence is, in fact, the first limb of the Mobile Phone Offence section. It relates to a driver not being in a position which does not give proper control and includes not having a full view of the road and traffic ahead. It also includes; causing or permitting a driver not to be in proper control.
S41D Road Traffic Act 1988 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/52/section/41D
The penalty for this offence is;
- Level 4 Fine £2,500 (if vehicle designed to carry more than 8 passengers ie mini buses etc)
- Level 3 for all others £1,000 and 3 points with a discretionary disqualification.