New automatic fines for motorists on smart motorways to come into force from June

Motorists will face an automatic £100 fine and three penalty points for driving in the wrong lane of a smart motorway from June.

Currently motorists who drive in closed lanes are only fined if they are caught by an officer at the time of the offence.

But from early as next month, police will be given powers to punish drivers caught on traffic cameras ignoring red X signs.

The new Home Office legislation comes into force on June 10.

Hundreds of miles of motorways across England have been converted into smart motorways…
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