Stephen Hammond is a Transport Minister and MP for Wimbledon
We’ve all suffered from it and one point or another: middle lane hogs clogging up the motorway or irresponsible motorists driving right up to our rear bumper. Whilst we may curse in our car at this thoughtless behaviour, very few of us ever see action taken against them. Careless drivers are not only menace, their negligence puts innocent people’s lives at risk.
For those of you nodding in rueful agreement, today brings good news. From July, careless drivers who put other road users at risk face on-the-spot penalties.
And it is not only good news for the driver, but also for the police. It will be easier for the police to tackle problem drivers by allowing them to immediately issue a Fixed Penalty Notice rather than needing to take every offender to court.