Monday 18th April 2011
Be Wiser Insurance

Motorists in the UK are not happy with the current system of points for speeding a recent report has revealed. Almost two thirds of those asked said penalty points for speeding are unfair and are not sufficient to stop people speeding.

The poll by a leading motor insurance provider also found that younger drivers were more likely to have points with the youngest age group (16-25) having an average of seven points. The next age group (26-34) had an average of 5.25 points, 35 to 50-year-olds had 4.5 points and the over 50s had an average of three points.

The chief executive of the firm said that the best move forward was increased education among drivers and a system where the more a driver breaks the limit the more points he has on his licence.

He said: "Motorists have lost faith in the points system so now is the time to take a fresh look at how best to police the roads and punish people who break the laws according to the severity of the offence.

"It would seem that the sheer volume of cameras on our roads and the increasing number of drivers with points on their licence, are reducing the effectiveness of the existing points system - and that is an issue that needs addressing."

There was also support for a system, already introduced in some areas, where instead of been given points people face a fine which effectively pays for a course in speed awareness. The poll also found less than one in six drivers thought speed cameras promoted safety.

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