From today careless drivers on the roads of the Britain can now be fined on the spot if seen driving recklessly or carelessly. The fine can be anything up to £100 in addition to three points on their drivers licence.
In addition to this change, current fines will be increased; if seen using your mobile phone when driving you can now be fined £40 more than usual (£100) or if seen not wearing a seatbelt securely you can also receive a fine of up to £100.
These changes are an attempt by government and local authorities to drop the number of small cases going through court as the UK legal system is put under further financial strain. However, larger road incidents will continue to go through the courts.
People who are caught breaking road traffic laws have two options. The first being to take an on-the-spot fine of up to £100 plus three points on their licence; the second option is to take a road safety driving course.
While many see the changes as a government money spinner it is also likely to make drivers more cautious of dangerous or careless driving; and the roads safer.
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