December 23, 2008

Plans for new on the spot fines

New controversial proposals will be targeting distracting behaviour such as map reading, eating or drinking behind the wheel which have led to the cause of minor accidents by motorists. Drivers found responsible for these minor accidents could be given 3 penalty points and handed an on the spot £60 fine for their careless driving.

Campaigners have shown strong criticism, stating that police may be likely to hand out more tickets in order to meet targets and prove the success and cost effectiveness of the new proposals, however the department of transport has insisted the rules would only penalise serious offences, such as driving on the hard shoulder or colliding with a parked car.

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