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Road safety: parking tickets, fines and bans

Find out about the drink-drive limit, how to stay safe on the roads and what to do if you receive parking tickets.

  1. Parking tickets

    Pay or challenge a parking ticket given to you by the police or a traffic warden, a local council or on private land.

  2. Appeal a Notice of Rejection

    How to appeal a parking ticket, bus lane enforcement charge notice or car towing after a ‘Notice of Rejection’ from a local council In Scotland.

  3. Bus lane penalty fines

    What to do if you get a bus lane Penalty Charge Notice including how to pay and how to appeal.

  4. Illegal drugs and driving in Scotland

    It's a crime to drive if you've taken illegal drugs or if you're unfit through any drug. Find out the law around illegal drugs and driving.

  5. Drink-drive limit in Scotland

    Scotland's drink-drive limit, the law, getting home safely, and alternative alcohol-free nights out.

  6. Prescription drugs and driving in Scotland

    It's a crime to drive if you're over the limits for certain prescription or illegal drugs or you're unfit because you've taken any drug. Find out the law around prescription drugs and driving.

  7. Keeping your child safe

    Information on leaving your child on their own, safety at home, car safety and internet safety for children.

  8. Road crash compensation

    Find out about claiming compensation if you've been bereaved or injured in a road crash.

  9. Transporting abnormal loads

    Police Scotland give information on transporting abnormal loads and agricultural vehicles.

  10. Travelling in bad weather

    Information on how to be prepared for travelling in bad weather.

  11. Your rights if you're stopped by the police while driving

    Your rights if you're stopped by the police while driving – motoring offences, faults with your vehicle, stolen property.

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