Thursday, 27 August 2009

SF 188 Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk

The Department Of Transport has recently proposed the introduction of new road safety initiatives, one of which accords police officers the power to issue a fixed penalty for Careless Driving.

As it currently stands, if you’re caught misbehaving and the police officer suspects you of Careless Driving, you’ll be given a court summons and will be hauled up before the beak. But, under these new measures, if you admit the charge at the roadside to the officer, then they can issue you with the aforementioned fixed penalty – a £60 fine and three points on your licence. It saves you having to go to court and limits the damage – in court you could get up to nine points and a much larger fine – so, on the face of it, it sounds like a reasonable idea. But there’s a serious flaw...

Read the full transcript in SF188, in the shops next Thursday...

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