Isle of Man News - POSTED Tue 01-04-2014

Spot fines for driving offences

by Joanne Clague

Spot fines for driving offences - picture

New police powers will save £100,000 a year, according to the government.

From today, police will be able to issue fixed penalty notices for some motoring offences, removing the need for the motorist to attend court. A driver who does not wish to accept a ticket can elect to receive a summons for a court appearance.

Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson said: 'This project has involved the cooperation of the Department of Home Affairs, Department of Infrastructure, General Registry and the Attorney General's chambers and is a great example of joined up government seeking to achieve better ways of working.'

The move will free up court time for more serious cases to be heard.

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