Road Traffic

Can Cyclists And Motorists Learn To Live Together?

Can Cyclists And Motorists Learn To Live Together?

Nick Freeman, owner of Manchester based legal practice Freeman & Co and is best known as `Mr Loophole` a celebrity defence lawyer specialising in road and motoring offences. There`s an awful lot of bad blood between cyclists and motorists these days. Where once road space was shared in relative harmony, co-existence has mutated into a toxic game of chicken and egg. One in which each side claims absolute entitlement whilst robustly condemning the other for their impact on road safety. On the one hand, you`ve got cyclists singing ten bars…Read more
Mr Loophole Backs East Yorkshire Motorist In Fight Against Hull Bus Lane Fine

Mr Loophole Backs East Yorkshire Motorist In Fight Against Hull Bus Lane Fine

The country’s best-known traffic lawyer is backing a motorist’s fight against a bus lane fine imposed by Hull City Council. Thirty-six-year-old Tony Sherwin contacted Nick Freeman, aka Mr Loophole, via social media after being fined £30 for driving in the bus lane on Holderness Road to visit a supermarket. Mr Sherwin appealed the fine, which he lost, and has subsequently lodged a complaint with the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. Earlier this year Tesco changed the entrance and exit to its Tesco Express store, meaning that motorists are now forced to enter…Read more
Clamp Down On Lawless Delivery Cyclists, Says Mr Loophole & Cycling Safety Champion!

Clamp Down On Lawless Delivery Cyclists, Says Mr Loophole & Cycling Safety Champion!

The country’s best known traffic lawyer and a cycling safety champion have joined forces in condemning lawless delivery bike riders who endanger pedestrians, drivers and fellow cyclists. The move by Nick Freeman, aka Mr Loophole, and cycling vigilante Dave Sherry, comes amid growing concerns that cycling dispatch riders and food delivery riders frequently jump red lights, ride on pavements and ride at night without lights. The pair cite riders working for Deliveroo as some of the worst offenders, despite the company claiming that safety of their riders and other roads…Read more

Disqualification Is Answer Says Mr Loophole – Not Increasing Fines

Increasing fines for motorists caught “excessive speeding” will do little to stop the problem, the country’s leading road traffic lawyer has warned. Instead, Nick Freeman, aka Mr Loophole, said if the government was serious about tackling this issue it needed to do something which would not win the populist vote – namely imposing a mandatory three-month disqualification at speeds within certain parameters. Mr Freeman said: “What motorists fear most of all is being removed from the road. That’s the thing that really resonates with them. “Whilst an increase in fines…Read more

Statement re “Killer drivers on mobiles to get life”

Responding to the news that the Government was considering introducing new legislation that see drivers receiving life sentences if convicted of killing someone whilst using a mobile phone, Nick Freeman, the country’s leading road traffic lawyer, said: “The new legislation is a dangerous route to go down as it could mean there is too much emphasis placed on the consequence of the driving as opposed to the driving itself. “In respect to death by dangerous driving, the current law is adequate, but it’s the sentencing guidelines that need to be…Read more

Figures Reveal Yawning Between Speeders Caught By Cameras Compared To Police Officers

Figures obtained by the country’s leading traffic lawyer reveal the yawning gulf between motorists caught speeding by fixed cameras, and those caught by uniformed traffic officers. The statistics – acquired by Nick Freeman, aka Mr Loophole, under the Freedom of Information of Act from six forces - comes the day after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) called for even more average speed cameras to help reduce air pollution on the nation’s A roads. In 2011, Merseyside Police caught a total of 48,675 drivers for speeding -…Read more

Will Car Bullying Make Our Roads Like A School Playground

As a person who enjoys the pleasure of driving, I have followed the progress of the driverless car with both interest and a little trepidation. The first time many of us would have thought about the possibility of a driverless car was from watching science fiction films. I remember seeing the iconic Johnny Cab in Total Recall and thinking how dystopic [sic.] it all seemed. The idea of being driven by a robot. Preposterous. Let’s move on, not a few hundred years but a few decades and the press’ column…Read more

Can Technology Stop The Problem It Has Caused?

One of the rising issues for modern drivers is the danger imposed by technology. Not so much that technology is taking control away from us but that more and more drivers are choosing to use their smartphones whilst they are driving. The motoring and mainstream press are starting to fill column inches with reports of tragic accidents where a driver has been distracted by using their phones whilst they are behind the wheel. It is not so long ago that using a mobile phone to make or receive a call…Read more

13 Motoring Laws You May Have Broken Without Knowing It

The Highway Code is full of tasty bits of motoring law trivia. However, it's amazing how after we pass our driving test some of us seem to throw the Highway Code away and never pay heed to it again. So just as a small reminder for some of you, and may be a bit of fun, here are 13 motoring laws you may have broken without even knowing it. You can stop on a road with a single yellow line to collect or drop people off however, you are not…Read more

Will The Tesla Crash Slow Down Self Driving Cars – Not On Your Life

After the tragic death of a test driver for the Tesla Autopilot car, you may have through that the technology race would take a breath. However, that is just not the case. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has been a driving force about the repaid development of their Autopilot system. About its ability to keep a car in 1 lane, avoid accidents and use cameras to understand its surroundings. However, Tesla has been criticised for what has been described as an aggressive strategy and its willingness to introduce the technology even…Read more