Motorists want more police presence on roads
RAC has revealed that almost 60% of drivers said that there is not enough police on the roads in their latest Motoring for 2014 report.
Honest drivers on UK roads are frustrated at the lack of police presence, giving drivers who break the law less risk of getting caught and penalised.
The report suggests that 2 in 5 drivers believe that motorists who commit offences, such as aggressive driving, using a mobile phone while driving and tailgating, are not getting punished for it.
Statistics also found that 3 million of UK drivers out of the 35.8 million have points on their licence.
RAC technical director, David Bizley said: “Our research shows that millions of law-abiding motorists are frustrated with the reduction of traffic police and believe that the chances of drivers being pulled up for breaking the law are now minimal.
“Motorists are tired of constantly seeing other drivers breaking the law and getting away with it so it is hardly surprising that they want to see a greater police presence on our roads to enforce motoring legislation more effectively, which would also act as a genuine deterrent.”
40% of respondents admitted to breaking the speed limit on urban and country roads, with 67% claiming to have gone over the limit on motorways.
Any motorist caught careless driving could face penalty points on their licence, with more serious offences being taken to court.