Keeping you up to speed
We’ve all been in these common situations:
From July 2013, police will now be able to stop drivers guilty of these annoying habits, and those that drive over the speed limit, and give them a fine of up to £100 by the roadside as well as up to 3 points on their licence.
Currently, drivers caught tailgating or having poor or aggressive driving discipline have to be stopped by police and then taken to court before they can be fined. This takes time, it’s a lot of trouble and it’s a drain on public money for the relatively small size of the fine.
The new measures have been brought in by the government to make it easier for police to act immediately to punish careless driving. They will also be able to offer people the chance of a lesser punishment if they agree to attend a remedial driving course.
On-the-spot fines are already possible for people caught using a mobile phone when driving. This extends the police powers to punish and also makes their presence on the roads more of a deterrent to drivers who have poor driving manners.
Most of the driving behaviour that is considered careless driving can be avoided by thinking about other road users and the fact that they are people, not just cars.
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