An interesting article in todays Glasgow Herald has sprked debate in Scotland over the focus of our police force on the motorists of Scotland. Radio Scotland hosted an energetic phone in about the subject this morning but Victoria Weldon was the first to rasie the issue upon her review of the crime statistics for this year.
Let’s hope that the signage for HGV drivers is “loud and clear” on the A9. They are entitled to drive at 50MPH under the pilot scheme to help halt bottlenecks and driver frustration. Great move by the Scottish Government to ease the real dangers that exist on the notorious A9. Average speed cameras on the A9 have been installed and have been operational on a “Test Basis” only until now and drivers may have got used to the signs saying they were ” NOT OPERATIONAL”
Penalty Points or Driver Training-Careless Driving
Careless driving can now be dealt with by a FPN or Fixed Penalty Notice but does this answer the desire to reduce instances of careless driving in Scotland or is it simply helping to fill Government coffers with fines paid by cash strapped motorists?
When it comes to staying safe on the road and driving responsibly, there is clearly a need for drivers to understand the Highway Code and the laws of driving. A major part of this is recognising what signs on the road mean and then reacting to these signs and they instructions they provide in the correct manner. This is where it is crucial that drivers understand the signs of the road but a recent survey suggests that a great number of drivers are not as clued up about what road signs mean as they should be.