Making Careless Driving a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) Offence - Screening form

Date published: 19 November 2021


The purpose of the proposal is to achieve a stronger deterrent to offending and make offenders clear of the risk to road safety. 

The intended aims and outcomes are as follows:

  • Reduce the number of injury road traffic collisions where the most common principal causation factors relate to the offence of careless driving;
  • Increase the effectiveness of enforcement;
  • Increase take-up of remedial driver training courses among offenders;
  • Reduce the instances of careless driving in the future; and
  • Reduce administrative time and cost burdens for the police and public prosecution service.


  • Existing/Revised/New:  Revised
  • Date of Screening:  18 November 2021
  • Screening Outcome – Full EQIA Recommended:  No
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