Transport

Higher penalties for bank holiday road offences proposed

Penalty points could be varied to reflect higher level of risk at bank holidays, Jack Chambers says

Emergency legislation would be brought to Cabinet that proposes changing default speed limits

The government is proposing an increase in penalties for road offences committed over bank holiday weekends, a junior minister has said.

The announcement comes after five people died in separate road incidents across the country over the weekend.

Minister of State, attending Cabinet, at the Department of Transport Jack Chambers, said that emergency legislation would be brought to Cabinet that proposes changing default speed limits, and allowing multiple penalty points on a driver’s licence if ...