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Disagreement Over Fixed Penalty Notice Price Increase


Recently it has been planned by the Government that they are going to try and increase the price of fixed penalty notices. However, the majority of motorists including, car drivers, van drivers and used truck drivers have disagreed with the increase.

In total 51% of drivers were completely against the idea of increasing the price of fixed penalty notices whilst 35% agreed with the suggestion. This was found out in research which was carried out by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) who asked 1129 individuals.

From their sample 80% thought that the plans could potentially reduce levels of trust in road enforcement measures such as safety cameras. Fixed penalty notices can be given for a whole range of offences:

  • Speeding
  • Going through red lights
  • Not wearing a seat belt
  • Driving with broken headlights
  • Driving with broken break lights

Currently the fine is 60 however the Government want to increase this to 90! The extra money would be put into a fund which would benefit victims of crime as well as going towards victim support. This is in an attempt to deter people from committing crime.

Are you a used truck driver or a motorist and if so then what do you think to the possibility of a price increase for fixed penalty notice.

11th April 2012, 9:59
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