What do you think?
The Government are this month rolling out a system where Motorists can enter their guilty or not guilty plea online when charged with “minor” motoring offences.
It only relates to matters that go to court rather than the challenge of the NIP that we do for all DriveProtect Members to try to find any procedural errors, road furniture issues etc.
The idea is to free up the court system to “concentrate on more serious offences”.
My first reaction was what a cheek!
If the government insist on prosecuting us for these “minor offences” then why should they be able to bail out of the administration work involved?
But then when I thought about it further, I wondered if perhaps is is actually a good thing from our point of view, in terms of wasting less of our time in turning up at court or having to send a physical letter to plead guilty or not guilty.
Of course my real thoughts are why bother prosecuting “minor offences” in the first place?
With these proposed zero tolerance HADECS 3 cameras and the introduction of this new online system, it’s starting to feel like the start of a highly systemised approach to extracting cash to me...
But I’d like to find out what you and other Members think?
Please share your thoughts below!
All the best,