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Penalties for Annoying Driving

Feb 28, 2019
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The results are in from our survey of the British public asking them what penalties they’d like for annoying drivers.

Whether it’s hogging the motorway middle lane, tail-gating or driving too slowly, it would appear that many drivers have little sympathy for their fellow motorists.

What penalty for motorway middle lane hoggers?

No penalty 25.8%

Up to nine penalty points on driving licence 8.2%

Driving ban for a month 5.0%

Community service 3.2%

Custodial sentence 3.6%

On the spot fine of up to £500 16.0%

Be sent on driving awareness course 38.2%

What penalty for people who drive too slowly?

No penalty 32.0%

Up to nine penalty points on driving licence 5.1%

Driving ban for a month 3.6%

Community service 1.6%

Custodial sentence 4.1%

On the spot fine of up to £500 10.4%

Be sent on driving awareness course 43.3%

What penalty for tail-gaters?

No penalty 16.4%

Up to nine penalty points on driving licence 15.5%

Driving ban for a month 10.6%

Community service 2.2%

Custodial sentence 4.4%

On the spot fine of up to £500 21.8%

Be sent on driving awareness course 29.1%


Penalties for Annoying Driving

What penalty for motorists who blind drivers by leaving their headlights unnecessarily on full beam?

No penalty 23.5%

Up to nine penalty points on driving licence 6.6%

Driving ban for a month 5.8%

Community service 3.1%

Custodial sentence 5.0%

On the spot fine of up to £500 17.3%

Be sent on driving awareness course 38.8%

What penalty for motorists who don’t use their indicators?

No penalty 20.1%

Up to nine penalty points on driving licence 8.8%

Driving ban for a month 8.6%

Community service 3.0%

Custodial sentence 5.4%

On the spot fine of up to £500 12.7%

Be sent on driving awareness course 41.4%

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