Drivers face new £70 and £200 fines which have come…

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Drivers face new £70 and £200 fines which have come…

Drivers face new £70 and £200 fines which have come into force
2022-01-01 21:47:00
Motorists could face new fines which have come into force in 2022. Local authorities now have powers to issue £70 fines, which could previously only be handed out by police. The fines could be handed out for “moving traffic” offences such as stopping in yellow box junctions and performing bad turns. Get the latest traffic and travel news here At the moment, most councils are only able to send out penalties for parking and driving in bus lanes. But 300 local authorities will now also be able to apply to hand out the punishments. RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “We’re fearful that some authorities may be over enthusiastic in using their new powers for revenue-raising reasons. “Drivers who blatantly ignore signage or highway rules should expect penalties but there are instances which are not always clear-cut.” Get the latest traffic updates near you A new £200 fine has also been introduced on January 1 for anyone caught using their mobile phone to take photos or videos, scroll music or play games. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Too many deaths and injuries occur while mobile phones are being held. “By making it easier to prosecute people illegally using their phone at the wheel, we are ensuring the law is brought into the 21st century while further protecting all road users.” They are among several new driving rules and laws coming into force this year. You can read the others here. To get the latest Hull Live news, sign up for email updates here. Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now

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