New on-the-spot fines for motorway drivers. 5/06/13
The government has announced that from July the police will have the power to give on-the-spot fines to motorway drivers committing various careless driving offences.
The changes have been brought in to reduce the lengthy court procedures currently required to prosecute drivers for these types of offences. The ability to appeal against the offences will remain in place however.
The types of offences include:-
Motoring organisations have broadly welcomed the changes.
The AA president said "We are also pleased to see that at long last new powers and fines will be given to the police to tackle the top three pet hates of drivers - tailgaters, mobile phone abusers and middle lane hogs".
The RAC stated "Anti-social behaviour is as big a problem on the roads as it is in wider society."
"Giving police more discretion to act, and freeing up resources to allow them to do so by cutting procedural delays in court, is good news."
Here at Car Call we also think this is good news. The Managing Director said "Anything that adds to road safety is always welcome, many motorists can be distracted by discourteous drivers so we welcome this move."
No need to claim on your insurance
However if you were not at-fault for the accident, you can choose to either claim on your own insurance policy or make a claim independently of your insurer. To find out more call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.
We and our partners help thousands of people make independent accident claims. Our service enables motorists to get the help and assistance they need to resolve their accident related issues, with the costs being recovered directly from the at-fault driver on your behalf.
No excess to pay
This money should of course be recovered by an insurer at a later date, but with our service - you do not have to pay it at all.
By using our independent claims service, you are not making a claim on your insurance policy and so you will have no excess to pay.
Receive a comparable replacement hire vehicle
Other policies may offer a 'courtesy car' but this is often just a 'basic' saloon or hatchback which may not be suitable for your needs.
Car Call and its partners will provide a comparable replacement vehicle as part of our service. This means we will endeavour to supply a hire-vehicle that similar to your own in terms of its type, make and engine size.
So whether you drive a small hatchback or a prestige sports car, we will look to provide a similar hire-vehicle that suits your needs.
Manufacturer approved vehicle repairs
Many of our accident repair centres are have manufacturer approvals for specific brands, so if you require a manufacturer approved repair centre, simply tell your personal claim handler and they will ensure your vehicle goes to an approved repairer.
Want you vehicle repaired by a specific garage? No problem, we can alternatively use a repairer that you specify.
They issues they can assist you with include:
- Recovery of the cost of the replacement hire-vehicle
- Recovery of the cost of uplifting your damaged vehicle
- Recovery of all repair costs
- Recovery of the cost of damaged of personal items
- Seeking financial compensation for an injury