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Penalties for Annoying Driving

Feb 28, 2019
Penalties for Annoying Driving


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%


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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