I was looking at the court section of the newspaper today and there were several people ages about 19-22 who got a fine of £100, £35 court costs, and 6 points on licence for driving without Insurance and driving without a MOT.
This is almost an encouragement not to insure your vehicle, as it can be more than 10 times the cost to insure vehicles at the age of 20. Shouldn't the punishment be to pay twice the cost of the insurance?
Also with drink driving a few hundred pounds, loss of licence for a few months, the punishment clearly states, £5000 fine, 5 years imprisonment. So why are they tamed to such a level that it's almost worth the risk?
What are you views?
which paper was this?
6 points is more expensive than it looks as your insurance is going to go up as well
In terms of driving offences I think the punishments should be more sever. In general thought when looking at minor offences like shop lifting and buglary I think the sentencing is two harsh. I also think it is apalling how lightly some people who cause death by dangerous driving get off.
Well a life has been lost, doesn't matter by which method. And I did say maximum, not mandatory.