Under the proposals speeding fines would rise to £90 and three points
Fines for many motoring offences could rise by 50 per cent as part of a proposal put forward by government ministers.
As a result, anyone caught speeding, tailgating, cutting someone up, driving using a mobile or not wearing a seat belt, would receive a £90 fine, up from £60, plus three penalty points.
The move, which estimates suggest will raise an extra £33.5 million a year, would mean the Treasury raises around £100m a year from motoring offences.
Campaign groups including the AA and RAC Foundation welcomed moves to crackdown on anti-social driving, but warned that the moves could be interpreted as an attempt to raise money rather than tackle a serious problem.
Robert Gifford, head of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, added: “In 2011, just over 26,000 drivers were prosecuted for careless or inconsiderate driving according to Ministry of Justice figures.
"The question will be whether there is an increase in enforcement as a result of this proposal.”
On coming to power, the coalition government claimed it would “end the war on motorists” that it said the Labour government had waged.