Councils Given New Powers to Issue Motoring Fines

Councils Given New Powers to Issue Motoring Fines from June


Local authorities in England and Wales now have additional powers to fine motorists for “moving traffic offences” in a substantial change to the laws on fixed Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs).

From 1 June 2022, councils can issue on the spot fines of up to £70 for motoring offences such as illegal turns, driving in cycle lanes and stopping in yellow box junctions and bus lanes.

The changes will see drivers caught by CCTV cameras and CCTV vehicles issued a PCN by the local council through the post.

The scheme was already in force in London and Cardiff but has now been extended to councils across England and Wales. The move forms part of plans designed to improve the safety of roads for cyclists and pedestrians.


Gill Laing is a qualified Legal Researcher & Analyst with niche specialisms in Law, Tax, Human Resources, Immigration & Employment Law.

Gill is a Multiple Business Owner and the Managing Director of Prof Services - a Marketing Agency for the Professional Services Sector.

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