Careless drivers are likely for the first time to be given a choice of taking a fixed penalty, and other fixed penalties may be increased.

The Government is consulting www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/dft-2012-25  on whether to make careless driving a fixed penalty offence and at the same time whether to increase current fixed penalties for many offences from the current £60 to £90, an increase of 50%.

It all looks likey to happen, but have your say. Many penalties have not increased since 2000, but its quite a hike if it takes place.