The government has today announced new measures for the way certain motoring offences are to be handled. From July 2013 police will be able to punish motorists who hog the middle lane of the motorway by way of an on-the-spot fine. If you are caught driving whilst using a phone, or if you fail to wear a seatbelt you will be handed a £100 fine.
Further details of the new fixed penalties are shown in the image below:
“Careless drivers are a menace and their negligence puts innocent people’s lives at risk” said Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond.
“That is why we are making it easier for the police to tackle problem drivers by allowing them to immediately issue a fixed penalty notice rather than needing to take every offender to court.”
For more information on this story you can click through to the Department for Transport table of changes for motoring fixed penalty offences: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/204614/fpn-table-new-levels.pdf