Driving penalties to increase
Road Safety Minister Mike Penning also revealed an increase of on-the-spot penalties for seatbelt and numberplate offences taken from foreign drivers. This brings them into line with the £60 fixed penalties charged to domestic drivers.
The Government has also raised the fixed penalty charge for keeping a vehicle with an obscured or missing registration plate – the penalty will increase from £30 to £60. This brings the charge into line with the penalty payable for failing to fix the correct type of registration plate to a vehicle.
Assuming the proposals are approved, they will come into effect on February 1, 2011.