UK spot fines excuse to pull in revenue'

Photo / Dean Purcell
Photo / Dean Purcell

Most British motorists think plans for on-the-spot fines for careless driving, including middle-lane hogging, will do nothing to improve road safety, according to a survey.

Nearly all (98 per cent) motorists fear the Government is doing too little to improve road safety, the poll found.

Many see giving the police power to issue £100 ($193) on-the-spot fines and three penalty points as little more than money-generating, the survey for Auto Trader found.

It added that the poll showed 60 per cent reckoned the new measure "will make no impact on the safety of our roads".


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