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Motoring And Traffic Offences

Volume 983: debated on Tuesday 29 April 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport if he is satisfied that there is the right balance between penalties for different types of motoring and traffic offences; and, in particular, whether he considers the penalties for overloading trucks to be appropriate.

My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary and I have instituted a review of road traffic law in which the balance between the penalties for the various offences is an important element. The appropriateness of penalties for particular offences will best be considered in the light of the outcome of the review.