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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 21:39 
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Speeding drivers could get warnings instead of fines

Speeding motorists could soon be given written warnings instead of speeding tickets under new plans from Police Scotland.

The proposals would see drivers caught speeding by police officers in 20 and 30mph zones given a written warning, which would expire with no action after three months if no further speeding offences were committed in that time. Motorists caught speeding again within three months would receive points and a fine.

The system would not be applied to drivers caught by speed cameras, and those receiving a warning would not have to tell their insurance company. Estimates put the number of drivers who would qualify for a warning at 18,000 each year.

Police Scotland’s head of road policing, Chief Superintendent Stewart Carle, told The Scottish Mail on Sunday: “If you have an opportunity to say ‘Speeding is one of four fatal factors and we’re not going to prosecute on this occasion, we’re not going to give you a fine, will you accept this warning?’, I think most people will say ‘Yes, absolutely’.”

Carle said such an approach would allow prosecuting authorities to focus on more serious cases.

Police Scotland are also said to be considering the introduction of speed awareness courses, which are offered in England to drivers caught breaking limits by certain amounts, but are not available north of the border.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 07:44 
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Seems of limited value if it excludes camera offences.

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Stagger in right direction. Could it be the first tremble in the domino effect against speed enforcement for the sake of speed enforcement.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 21:47 
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Stagger in right direction. Could it be the first tremble in the domino effect against speed enforcement for the sake of speed enforcement.

Maybe, but I'm always a little sceptical about such initiatives. Are we sure these are cases where the police would previously have issued a ticket, or are they more like the "warning" letters sent out by Community Speedwatch schemes?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 22:55 
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Perhaps this is first step in realising that education at the time is more effective in road safety trims than a FPN days later. What next- Police stopping vehicles and offering words ( of advice or warnings). :shock:

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