There are many reasons why drivers would receive a fixed penalty notice (FPN), but some motoring offences appear to be more common than others.
According to new research from Direct Line Car Insurance, the main reasons for receiving an FPN are speeding, obstruction, waiting and parking offences, seat belt offences, neglect of traffic signs, directions and pedestrian rights, use of handheld phones, licence, insurance and record-keeping, vehicle test and condition, lighting and noise, and careless driving offences.
Director of motor with the company Gus Park said: “The analysis highlights that millions of drivers are being penalised each year for flouting the most obvious of traffic laws, such as speeding. Careless drivers put lives at risk and are also a major source of concern and irritation for those motorists that abide by the law.”
An FPN can lead to a fine or penalty points on your licence. Remember that if you build up 12 points on your licence within three years, you could be disqualified from driving.
Given that vehicle condition could see you handed an FPN, it makes sense to keep your car in excellent working order by driving it sensibly and taking it for services on a regular basis. Turbo failure could have an impact on how your car handles the road, often caused by oil problems, foreign objects like dust or dirt getting inside it or by over-speeding.
If you think you need a new or reconditioned turbo, get in touch with us at Essex Turbos to see how we can help. It could make all the difference if you’re keen to avoid an FPN this year.