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Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?

A similar rule already applies in Australia.

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DOUBLE PENALTY POINTS should be applied during bank holiday weekends, an MEP has said.

Points for speeding would rise to eight and drink-driving to six — currently, if drivers accrue a total of 12 points they will be slapped with a six-month driving ban.

“The double penalty point rule for bank holidays already applies in the Australian state of New South Wales,” Emer Costello said, “and has led to a significant fall in road deaths there.”

We want to know what you think: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?

Poll Results:

No (4943)
Yes (2199)
I don't know (239)

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