Drivers' Protection Scheme
G. Drivers Protection Scheme Road Traffic Act Prosecution - LS1 Form
Under the terms of the above scheme the Union will provide advice and representation, where appropriate, on any prosecution for a Road Traffic offence whilst driving an official vehicle on duty. If a plea of guilty is advised then no representation at the Court hearing will be provided (although assistance can be given with mitigation either by telephone or correspondence).
If a not guilty plea is advised appropriate legal representation
will be authorized by the Legal Department who will be responsible
for any legal costs incurred but excluding any fines awarded.
The scheme does not cover the following:-
a. Speeding offences.
b. Driving under the influence of alcohol.
c. Drug related charges.
d. Infringement of seatbelts laws.
e. Infringement of mobile phone laws.
f. Parking tickets