NI motorists warned of zero tolerance to driving offences

By Lenore Rice

Northern Ireland motorists have been put on notice that police officers will be operating a zero tolerance approach to dealing with driving offences.

There have been 54 road deaths in Northern Ireland since the start of this year, more than double the amount of fatalities from road accidents in the same period in 2012, and 14 more than in 2013. The Assistant Chief Constable of the PSNI, Stephen Martin, told the Policing Board this week that the only way to tackle the issue is by taking a "firmer approach in relation to some offences on Northern Ireland's roads". He went on to say that any one caught speeding, using a phone while driving, or not wearing their seat belt "should expect to get a ticket and that ticket will mean a £60 fine and three penalty points."

If you require legal advice or assistance from a solicitor specialising in motoring offences in Northern Ireland contact Wilson Nesbitt in Belfast by calling 0800 840 0546.