Police fine hundreds of Yorkshire drivers using new powers

NEAABE120214c1, M1 motorway near junction 26

NEAABE120214c1, M1 motorway near junction 26

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HUNDREDS of on-the-spot fines have been handed out to motorists in Yorkshire for offences such as lane-hogging, tailgating and dangerous overtaking on the region’s roads since police were given new powers last year.

West Yorkshire Police has handed out more than 400 penalty fines for careless or inconsiderate driving since August, though Humberside Police only issued a handful in the same period, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act,

The new powers to issue fixed penalties for careless driving, along with a £100 fine and three points on the driver’s licence, were announced by the Government to make it easier for the police to tackle problem drivers.

 

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