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Fines rise warning for motorists
8:42am Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
DRIVERS have been warned of an increase in fines to as much as £300 for committing motoring offences.
Since the national increase in fixed penalty fines came into effect on August 16, the roads policing officers said a number of drivers have been surprised at the cost of on-the-spot fines.
New fines mean fines now cost from £50 for a non-endorsable offence to £300 for driving without insurance.
Temporary Inspector Paul Cording said: “Our officers are reporting that many motorists are completely unaware of the increases in the fixed-penalty fines. One man in particular was visibly shocked when he was issued with a £300 fine for having no insurance.”
Police were also handed new powers for on-the-spot penalties for careless driving including tailgating and poor lane discipline. The fixed penalty for careless driving is now £100 with three points on the driver’s licence. The most serious examples will continue to go through court, where offenders may face higher penalties.
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