£100 fines for lane hogging
TAILGATING and lane hogging could soon see drivers hit with fines of £100.
As part of Government measures which have recently come into force, motorists will be given on-the-spot fines and three penalty points for committing the new careless driving offences.
These include hogging the outside and middle lanes, tailgating, and talking on your mobile phone.
Drivers caught committing these offences will be fined £100, an increase from the current £60 fine. Around 12 million drivers are at risk of receiving a fine, according to research from Populas carried out on behalf of the AA.
Younger motorists are particularly at risk with 40 per cent admitting to regularly hogging the middle lane.
Other offences under the new legislation include handbrake turns, wheel spins, drivers forcing their cars into an orderly queue of traffic, ignoring a 'lane closed' sign and getting into the wrong lane at a roundabout.