DRIVING rules in the UK: Motorists may face £70 fines for minor driving offences which can be distributed by councils.
The Department for Transport has announced it is finalising legislation which would allow local authorities outside London to enforce common road offences for the first time in England. Currently only London and Cardiff were granted this power, but this new legislation will extend the power to the rest of the UK.
Under the new rules, councils would take over responsibility for at least 20 moving traffic offences. Instant fines are set to be handed out for minor penalties like driving in cycle lanes, ignoring banned left or right turns, faling to give way or stopping at box junctions.
Motorists could receive automatic fines of £70 in the same way these are issued for box junctions.