MOTOR will be fined by their local council for many “minor” traffic violations.
From June 2022, police will not only have the power to fine motorists for certain misconduct.
ONE Penalty notice fee (PCN) was brought to trial by police for traffic offences, also in London and Cardiff, where local authorities were able to issue fines.
All councils in England and Wales will have the opportunity to apply for additional powers from May, but that doesn’t mean they will be able to settle down immediately.
Local authorities won’t be able to make drivers fine until they file an application and App approved of the Department of Transport.
Baroness Vere took to Twitter to say: “From May, local authorities in the UK will be able to apply the power to fine people who don’t follow certain rules of the road, such as illegal stopping in the street. intersections and driving through prohibition signs.
“This will help cut congestion, improve bus service and enhance road safety.”
The change will be in Section 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.
Local authorities will be able to use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to get drivers out.
Fines will be up to £70.
Councils will be required to offer discounts to drivers who pay their PCN early, usually within 14 days of ticket issue.
This means fines may not be introduced by councils until June 1.
A “minor” traffic violation is a road violation that obstructs the flow of traffic on the roadway.
The “minor” traffic offenses the council can penalize are:
- Illegal turns
- Driving in a no-entry area
- Stop at the box junction
- Driving the wrong way on a one-way street
- Illegal U-turn
- Driving on bike lanes
- Do not yield to oncoming traffic
Elsewhere, the new Highway code rules have been included, have you updated with them?
Also, check to make sure you’re not doing any of these things common driving mistakes.
And, with the cold weather still around, make sure you de-icing your car safely.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8298166/council-fines-traffic-offences-june/ Motorists will be fined £70 for seven ‘mild’ traffic offenses since June