driving a vehicle in reverse at any point on a motorway
Fine up to £2,500 and 3 points or discretionary disqualification
usually turn on the particular facts e.g. reversing to drive around an obstacle or to connect your vehicle to another
It is an offence to drive a vehicle in reverse at any point on a motorway.
This applies equally to driving on the:
No, there is not a requirement for an NIP for offences relating to driving in reverse on a motorway.
Fine up to £2,500 and 3 points or discretionary disqualification from driving.
Any Defence in this area usually turns on the particular facts and interpretation of the law. There are certain exceptions for moving a vehicle backwards in order for it then to be able to move forwards again, eg reversing so that you can drive around an obstacle on the motorway or moving backwards in order that your vehicle can be connected to another. Do not just accept it if it is alleged that you have driven backwards on a motorway illegally as there may be an exception to the rules which applies to your situation. If you face an allegation of a motorway related offence, we advise you contact us to take specialist legal advice.
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