New levels for Fixed Penalties for Motoring Offences

As a result of a recent Government consultation on Fixed Penalty Notices, new levels are to be introduced by legislation changes in July 2013.  Below is a list of those new levels:

Changes to penalty levels for most motoring fixed penalty offences Current Fixed Penalty Level New Level
£30 Non-Endorsable Fixed Penalty Notices
Offences include:

  • Neglect of traffic regulations (e.g. failing to conform to traffic signs – give way, roundabout vehicle priority, box junction road markings)
  • Negligent use of motor vehicle (e.g. not in proper control, driver not having full view ahead, opening door as to cause injury)
  • Vehicle registration and excise licence offences (e.g. not displaying tax disc, registration mark not easily readable)
  • Motorway offences (e.g. stopping vehicle on hard shoulder)
  • Vehicle or Part in Dangerous of defective condition (e.g. windows not clear and unobstructed, no windscreen wipers)
  • Neglect of Pedestrian Rights (e.g. driving elsewhere than on the road)
  • Lighting offences (e.g. lamps not showing steady light, misuse of head/fog lamps)
  • Noise offences (e.g. causing unnecessary noise, sounding horn at night)
  • Load offences (e.g. exceeding weight restriction)
  • Cycle and motorcycle offences (e.g. cycle on foot path, not wearing protective headgear for motorcyclists)
£50
£60 Endorsable Fixed Penalty Notices
Offences include:

  • Using a mobile phone whilst driving
  • Speeding offences
  • Motorway offences (e.g. reversing on a motorway, driving on hard shoulder/central reservation)
  • Neglect of traffic directions (e.g. not stopping at red traffic light)
  • Neglect of Pedestrian Rights (e.g. stopping within limits of zebra/pelican/puffin crossing)
  • Load offences (e.g. danger of injury due to number of passengers or manner in which they are carried)
  • Motorcycle offences (e.g. carrying more than one passenger)
£100
£60 Non-Endorsable Fixed Penalty Notices
Offences include:

  • Failure to wear a seat belt whilst driving
  • Vehicle test offence (use of motor vehicle without test certificate)
  • Miscellaneous offences (failure to display vehicle licence)
£100
£120 Endorsable Fixed Penalty Notice Offence – Duty to identify driver £200
£200 Endorsable Fixed Penalty Notice Offence – Driving without third part insurance £300

 

Changes to graduated fixed penalties and financial deposits Current Fixed Penalty Level New Level
£30 Non-Endorsable Offences £50
£60 Non-Endorsable & Non-Endorsable Offences £100
£120 Non-Endorsable & Non-Endorsable Offences £200
£200 Non-Endorsable & Non-Endorsable Offences £300

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