- obstruction, waiting and parking (5,640,089),
- seat belt (2,030,079),
- neglect of traffic signs and directions and pedestrian rights (2,010,625),
- use of hand-held mobile phone (1,067,411),
- licence, insurance and record keeping (852,488),
- vehicle test and condition (464,492),
- lighting and noise (212,736),
- careless driving excluding use of hand-held mobile (128,808),
- other such as load related (67,036).
Gus Park, Direct Line’s Commercial Director of Motor Insurance, said: The analysis highlights that millions of drivers are being penalised each year for flouting the most obvious of traffic laws, such as speeding. Careless drivers put lives at risk and are also a major source of concern and irritation for those motorists that abide by the law.”
Fixed Penalty Notices by regionDrivers in Police Force region Suffolk were the most frequent offenders per-thousand, at 362. They were followed by their counterparts within: South Wales (351), Merseyside (341), Gwent (339), Lincolnshire (324), North Wales (324), Cumbria (320), Warwickshire (317), Dorset (312) and finally Avon & Somerset (324).
An endorsable notice typically – but not exclusively – incorporates 3 licence penalty points plus a £100 fine. Endorsable offences include: exceeding the speed limit, failing to stop at a red traffic light, using a hand-held mobile phone and not having third party insurance (or better).
A non-endorsable notice never includes penalty points, but there is typically a £50 fine (sometimes higher or lower). Offences include: driving without an MOT, failing to comply with traffic signs such as “give way”, and not wearing a belt.
She added: “The vast majority of drivers are law abiding, but some are still not getting the message.”
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