In England and Wales, there were a staggering total of 1,016,827 fixed penalty notices that were issued in 2015. The official figures for 2016 have not been released at the time of writing, however, the amount of FPNs have been steadily increasing.
Perhaps some motorists, take this for granted and in the process of carrying out seemingly harmless tasks in the name of saving time, they commit minor motoring offences. Tom Lehrer’s famous words about ‘knowing…being the only method of true preparation’ rings true here. Here are (some) of the most common road offences that you may not necessarily appreciate attract penalties, points and fines if you’re caught out committing them.