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Driver Fined £10,000 After Racking Up 98 Points On His Licence

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Driver Fined £10,000 After Racking Up 98 Points On His Licence

A serial speeder from Holbeach was issued 98 points on his licence after speeding almost every day of the month.

Between November 27 and December 27 in 2020, builder Vasile Strajeru, 43 admitted to the speeding charges, according to The Mirror.

The director of the building firm was also fined £800 for driving without insurance on 24 Match 2021.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: "The individual was issued with 30 notices in relation to the offences which occurred in 2020, and he did not respond to those notices of intended prosecution or our attempts to make contact.

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"As a result, we sent the matter to court.

"Speed cameras are not used to punish serial offenders, they are there to deter speeding and reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in a road traffic collision.

"If a driver decides to commit multiple offences they will be dealt with accordingly."

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On the other hand, drivers who don't keep the inside of their car clean could receive fines of up to £5,000 if they're not careful.

It's worth pointing out before we get started that the police aren't going to mind if your car is a tip, unless it's rendering you unable to drive safely, but there are other things that might cause you to be fined for the cleanliness of your car if you're involved in a collision. 

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So, whilst you won't be held to account for having banana peel and McDonald's wrappers piled up in the passenger footwell, you definitely need to keep some parts of your car in reasonable nick, not just for your pocket, but also for your safety. 

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Specifically, the inside of your windscreen.

Should you be involved in a crash when your windscreen isn't clear, you can be charged with 'careless driving' whether the crash is your fault or not. 

If that collision is a serious one, the fine for careless driving can be as much as £5,000.

You could also receive as many as nine penalty points on your licence.

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For less serious incidents, the usual fine for careless driving is a £100 on the spot fine and three penalty points. 

Regulation 30 of The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 reads: "All glass or other transparent material fitted to a motor vehicle shall be maintained in such condition that it does not obscure the vision of the driver while the vehicle is being driven on a road."

The Highway Code also states: "Windscreens and windows must be kept clean and free from obstructions to vision."

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Topics: UK News, Cars

Anish Vij
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