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Increased granularity of driving offence points system

Comment Michael Porter 18th May 2015

The current system of 12 points and 3 point offences is overly harsh, and therefore discourages minor driving infractions from being penalised.
Increasing the number of points a driver holds (e.g. to 100) would allow a much greater scaling of penal-points to be defined, e.g. 25 for speeding (as per current), 3 for ‘sitting in the middle lane’

This would allow the penalisation to fit the level of offence and therefore be more likely to be applied, resulting in a general improvement in driving standards.

Why does this matter?

Matching of driving offence to points with greater granularity will allow minor offences to be punished leading to improved driving behaviour.

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