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Road Traffic Offences (Fixed Penalties)

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 7 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he proposes to implement part III of the Transport Act 1982 for extended fixed penalties for road traffic offences.

I intend to implement part III of the Act on 1 October 1986. This date will allow a reasonable period for police training and other preparations after the implementation of the major provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act on 1 January 1986.I propose meanwhile to make an order increasing the existing fixed penalty of £10 to £12 early in the new year to take account of inflation since it was last fixed in 1982. I also propose that the higher level of fixed penalty, which will only operate under the new system, should be £24.