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Few Being Fined Under New Laws

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Since new laws were introduced in August last year, only a small minority of drivers have received penalty fines for tailgating and lane-hogging, according to official figures.

The new laws see drivers found to be tailgating or lane-hogging receiving an automatic £100 penalty fine. However, according to statistics from 17 of the police forces within the UK, only 54 drivers have been fined for tailgating.

According to the figures, even fewer have been fined for lane-hogging, with only 21 drivers being handed a fine – and ten of these came from Leicestershire police.

Meanwhile, an additional report has suggested that amongst drivers the biggest pet hate is other road users using mobile phones whilst behind the wheel; followed by tailgating. The top five also included failure to indicate and dangerous overtaking.

Whilst the latest reports have suggested few drivers are being fined under new laws; for those drivers who do find themselves facing motoring offences, our road traffic solicitors in Yorkshire can assist.

Our solicitors are experienced in handling a range of motoring offences, from dangerous and careless driving offences, through to minor offences such as failure to wear a seatbelt; and through our experience we have been successful in helping a number of clients keep their driving licences; and their freedom.

To find out how we can assist you, contact our solicitors today.