DVLA has undertaken a year-long consultation on the treatment of careless driving penalties and other motoring fixed penalties. The findings were published by The Department for Transport in June 2013.
45% of those who responded to the consultation said that they agreed with the penalty for most fixed penalty fines being raised from £60 to £90 but 51% disagreed. Out of members of the public who responded, 50% disagreed with the fines being increased; the majority saying that they thought this amounted to another tax on the motorist.
Makes you wonder why they bothered to ask for anyone’s opinion if they were just going to plough on with it anyway! Clearly, the Department for Transport was just going through the motions of “consultation”.