New driving laws proposed

So The government has plans to introduce a £100 fixed penalty notice for careless driving offences such as tailgating and hogging the middle lane of the motorway. Drivers will also be hit with three points on their licence, a move that could increase their annual insurance premiums, in turn this could possibly affect their ability to get employment and be embarrassing. The on-the-spot penalty will also relate to poor driving such as cutting-up vehicles, etc. However, motorists will have the option to avoid their endorsements if they attend courses designed to educate drivers to the potential consequences of careless driving. Also, it is thought that expanding the fixed penalty notice scheme will save police time.
Why? Because it will reduce the number of driving offence cases that go to court which in turn will cut down on paperwork, etc. However, the more serious offenders or motorists that choose to contest will still have to face the judge/ sheriff

£100 Fixed Penalty Notice For Careless Driving

Road Safety Minister, Stephen Hammond, explained: “Careless drivers are a menace and their negligence puts innocent people’s lives at risk. 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.”

Chief Constable Discusses £100 Fixed Penalty Notice For Careless Driving

Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, the Association of Chief Police Officers National Lead for Roads Policing in England and Wales, added: “The new penalties are absolutely necessary to deal with drivers who are putting people’s lives at risk and police will not hesitate to enforce them.” She added: “These measures should also act as a reminder to careless drivers that their behaviour will not be tolerated. The vast majority of drivers are law abiding – but some are still not getting the message. We said we would get tougher on those who make our roads dangerous and that is exactly what we have done.”

Fixed Penalty Scheme Price Rises

The cost of fixed penalty notices for other motoring offences will rise too.
Such as
A non-endorsable offence(where the driver does not receive points on his/her licence) will rise from £30 to £50

Endorsable offences (where points are given) will rise from £60 to £100. this will also apply to non-endorsable fixed penalty notices which will also rise to £100

An endorsable £120 fixed penalty notice will also rise to £200 a fixed penalty notice for driving without insurance will rise from £200 to £300.

So beware as you are certain to be caught if you don’t heed the law when driving in the future