New fines introduced for motorists

The police now have the power to issue on-the-spot fines for motoring offenses that previously would have required a court hearing. Fines of £100 and three points can be issued at the road side for a variety of offenses including; driving too close to the vehicle in front, queue jumping and hogging the middle lane of the motorway. Some existing fixed penalties, including using a mobile ‘phone and not wearing a seat belt, have also risen from £60 to £100. These measures should mean the police can now focus on inconsiderate and aggressive drivers and help reduce some of the main frustrations for most responsible drivers.