Careless drivers issued on-the-spot fines by Avon and Somerset Police
More than 300 have been issued with on-the-spot fines for careless driving since Avon and Somerset Police were awarded new powers two years ago.
In August 2013, fixed penalty fines of up to £100 were introduced for motoring offences including tailgating and hogging the middle lane of the motorway. Avon and Somerset Police have handed 339 careless drivers with on-the-spot fines.
National Police Chiefs’ Council lead on road policing, chief constable Suzette Davenport, said: ‘Tailgating is not only very dangerous for drivers to do – putting themselves and others at risk of death or serious injury in the event of a sudden halt – it is also a criminal offence, punishable by three points on your driving licence and a £100 fine’