Careless driving to become fixed penalty offence
by Gill Montia
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The Department for Transport has published a consultation paper which includes a proposal to make careless driving a fixed penalty offence and open to the offer of education training.
According to Transport Secretary, Mike Penning, with careless driving, the current enforcement process is time consuming and inefficient and the proposals will provide greater flexibility in dealing with low-level careless driving behaviours.
The paper also includes proposals to raise the level of many motoring fixed penalty notices from £60 to £90, although there are no proposals to make changes to penalty levels for parking restriction offences.