NEW fines for driving offences, which came in to force today (Friday), have been welcomed by Hampshire and Isle of Wight police.
Fixed penalty notices have been introduced for drivers caught tailgating, anti-social driving such as stunts like handbrake turns or driving inappropriately on the motorway.
Acting Ch Insp Richard Parsons, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: "Hampshire Constabulary is committed to ensuring the safety of our road users and reducing road casualties across the two counties. We continually work to cut casualties and welcome any changes that will help us do that.
"We apply this law through a mixture of enforcement and education, and we’d rather prevent it from happening in the first place through raising public awareness.
"Careless driving is not a new law, but this change in the fixed penalty notice system is another step towards a less bureaucratic way of dealing with motoring offences and avoiding lengthy court processes, enabling us to make more effective use of our resources."