More grief for drivers

The Government has laid amendments to legislation before Parliament which should, if passed, make life more expensive and painful for non-conforming drivers. The new rulesfrom 1 February 2011 will increase the on the spot penalties that are levied on overseas drivers for seatbelt and number plat

The Government has laid amendments to legislation before Parliament which should, if passed, make life more expensive and painful for non-conforming drivers.

The new rules from 1 February 2011 will increase the on the spot penalties that are levied on overseas drivers for seatbelt and number plate offences from £30 to £60.

So that's Johnny Foreigner dealt with.

But we Brit's are not let off the changes. For those in the UK, the penalties for driving or keeping a vehicle with an obscured number plate, or without a number plate are to rise from £30 to £60 and the penalty for those riding a motorbike with insufficient tyre tread depth will rise from £60 to £120.

You have been warned.
This was first published in December 2010

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