Fuel Card News Motoring Updates: Motorists unhappy with Government proposals to increase fixed penalty notices
The Government is proposing an increase in fixed penalty notices from £60 to £90, according to research by The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
The extra £30 per notice will potentially be used to provide a £30million cash boost to the fund for victims of crime and witness support, but 51 percent of motorists disagree with this proposal.
However, 80 percent would be happier if the money went into improving road safety rather than towards victim support.
IAM chief executive Simon Best said: "While funding victims of crime is laudable, the real aim of fines for motoring offences should be deterrence.
"We want to stop people breaking the law. Having an income that relies on dangerous driving won't help reduce crashes. There is a strong case for this money to be spent on road safety."
Fixed penalty notices are given for a range of offences, including speeding and jumping red lights.
In related news, ministers are considering bringing in new legislation to prosecute drivers found under the influence of drugs in a bid to improve road safety.
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