On The Spot Penalties For 'Middle Lane Maniacs'

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Tuesday October 08 2013 04:08 PM
Published by Tweb.

Tags: Transport, Motorway

Careless drivers who put other road users at risk by committing offences such as tailgating or poor lane discipline will now face on the spot penalties, giving the police greater flexibility in dealing with less serious careless driving offences and freeing them from resource intensive court processes.

Existing fixed penalty levels for most motoring offences, including using a mobile phone at the wheel and not wearing a seatbelt have now risen to £100, bringing them into line with penalties for similar non-motoring fixed penalties.

The fixed penalty for careless driving is now £100 with three points on the driver’s licence. The most serious examples will continue to go through court, where offenders may face higher penalties.
 

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