Drivers that tailgate, undertake or cut up other drivers could face fixed fines of up to £100 under plans to give police new powers to clamp down on careless driving.
Along with the fines, the Government's plans mean careless drivers will have points added to their licence and there will be greater use of driver training courses for those issued with on-the-spot penalties.
There will be a crackdown on drug-driving, too, and loopholes that allow people to escape drink-driving charges will be closed, said the Department for Transport.
Banned drivers will be forced to retrain – and possibly be forced to take another test – before they regain their licence. Courts will also be encouraged to make more use of powers to seize vehicles for the most serious offences.
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond will outline these measures in a written statement to Parliament today as part of the Government's strategy to make roads safer.
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