Today with the rise in fatalities and reoccurring accidents happening on our roads, the police are heading out in full force to ensure all motorists are driving in a safe manner. There is an abundance of unsafe drivers on the roads today that are making it an unsafe environment for all motorists. Some road offences that are made by drivers are unintentional, others are simply committed on purpose. Regardless of the intention of the driver, police are increasingly issuing fines or penalties for any illegal offence. So you can evade any hefty fines, try and avoid these 5 traffic offences that are so common on the roads today.
Oh so common, the most expected infringement made by drivers. Speed limits are set for a reason and motorists tend to ignore them. They are generally set as a maximum speed allowed per street/area, and will be determined by the amount of people, housing or general community surroundings. Speeding fines are handed out by police every day as they try and enforce the speed limits that aren’t adhered to by most people.
There is no excuse for committing this offence. Every burnout that is committed by a driver is intentional and severe penalties apply if caught by the police. This will incur a hefty fine and loss of points from your license. Burnouts produce excess amounts of smoke and if located in a public area, can create a hazardous and unsafe environment for people and other motorists as the smoke may affect their vision.
Street racing incorporates both speeding and burnouts. The integration of the two creates a very unsafe area for everyone. With two or more vehicles street racing, every bystander and nearby motorist is at risk. The police enforce HUGE penalties for illegal street racing. Some penalties will include huge fines, loss of licence and even your car may be impounded. If you have been caught before, you may lose your car permanently as a result.
Many driving enthusiasts that use their car more for the mere purpose of transport will have modifications made to it. Many performance based modifications made to cars are illegal as they encourage the driver to commit illegal acts and make their car too fast for the road. Some modifications simply make the car a nuisance to the roads as they are too low for gutters or speed bumps and too loud which disturb others.
Driving Unregistered Vehicles
In any country, driving an unregistered vehicle is a serious offence. People may avoid registering their vehicle as it may not be deemed road worthy due to modifications or unsafe mechanical issues. If you are pulled up driving an unregistered vehicle, you will inherit a huge fine and potentially have your car impounded.
These are just 5 of the common road offences made by many motorists today. You can be pulled up for many instances from having a bald tyre to not stopping at a stop sign. The police are in full force to ensure our roads are safe and will hand out penalties at will to ensure this.