There was a debate over whether Ms. Braverman should appear on an in-person driving safety course instead of an online course, for fear that a participant might secretly film the online event.
In the end, Ms. Braverman decided to pay the fine in November 2022.
Ms. Braverman wrote in her letter: “I regret that my attempt to find a way to participate in the course in a way that would have addressed these concerns has enabled some to identify a potential conflict of interest. construct.
“In hindsight I recognize that it would have been better to take the points and the penalty beforehand.”
Towards the end of the letter, Ms. Braverman also expressed regret for her handling of the speeding ticket and offered an apology of sorts.
“I tried to explore whether customization was possible given my personal circumstances as a security-protected minister. I recognize how some people have interpreted this as if I was trying to avoid sanctions – at no point was that the intention or the result,” she said.
“Nevertheless, given the fundamental importance of integrity in public life, I deeply regret that my actions may have given rise to that perception, and I apologize for any distraction this has caused.”