The new Government proposal to introduce a fixed penalty of £100 for careless driving is believed to improve driving behaviour.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents believe that it will not only teach drivers a lesson, but it will remind them that their negligent driving behaviour puts people’s lives at risk.
The new plans are designed to save police time too, by making it easier to enforce stricter careless driving laws and discourage negative driving behaviour on the road.
However, it is important that a fine line is seen between serious careless driving offences and minor, less serious cases, so the fine can be imposed accordingly.
3 points are also to be issued to drivers on their driver’s license who are accused of careless driving in the future.
But offenders are likely to face higher penalties in court depending on how serious the offence is.
In addition to all of this, existing fixed fines for common motoring offences such as using a mobile device whilst driving and not wearing a seatbelt will gradually rise, to as high as £100.
If you have been given a fixed penalty for careless driving but want to challenge it call us on 01623 600645 and we can advise you how to challenge it in court.