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Increased Road Fines May Reach 100


Article by: rob brady
Date: 31 Jan 2012

pocketgpsworld.com
Fixed penalty notices issued to those found guilty of committing driving offences are set for sizeable increases, with some even reaching £100.

The fine, which currently stands at £60, may increase to £80 or £100 as part of the new plan which has been proposed by Justice Secretary Ken Clarke.

The additional revenue received from the higher penalties will be used to fund road safety schemes, whilst also contributing to the compensation received by victims of crime.

Those who have suffered serious injuries will be prioritised under the new scheme and British victims of terror attacks could receive this compensation - even if they are living abroad.

The increased fines are also designed to deter motorists from committing offences such as speeding or driving whilst operating a mobile phone.

Despite the scheme's intention to reduce speeding and other motoring offences, some automotive bodies have condemned the action.

The Director of the RAC Foundation, Stephen Glaister, explained that whilst he appreciated "speeding motorists are law breakers" he felt that "their punishment should fit the crime."

He went on to condemn the proposed scheme for taking additional money from offenders simply because the process is "easy" before stating the plan "goes against any sense of justice."

The Head of Road Safety at the AA, Andrew Howard, supported these views and explained that using motorists to raise money for crime victims was something the body had "opposed in the past."

Source: Mirror

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Posted by 253 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:52 pm Reply with quote

I as reading this yesterday, and thought, great just what we want. One of the articles said that parking on yellow lines and not wearing a seat belt was also included.

I think poor old Ken has lost the plot, considering some of the other little gems he has come up with around prisons and prison sentences.


Triumph Tbird 1700. And now a Bonnie T100 as well.

 
Posted by M8TJT on Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:16 pm Reply with quote

I think I'll go and steal some stuff from a shop. It's much cheaper if you get caught Shocked . Or will they be increasing that as well with a victim surcharge Rolling Eyes


 
Posted by 253 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:20 pm Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
I think I'll go and steal some stuff from a shop. It's much cheaper if you get caught



Very Happy I think that about sums it up.


Triumph Tbird 1700. And now a Bonnie T100 as well.

 
Posted by DennisN on Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:32 pm Reply with quote

News Team Wrote:
The additional revenue received from the higher penalties will be used to fund road safety schemes, whilst also contributing to the compensation received by victims of crime.

......

The increased fines are also designed to deter motorists from committing offences such as speeding or driving whilst operating a mobile phone.

I'm confused. Is this to increase income or to stop offences being committed?


Dennis

Where there's a will .... there's a wake.

 
Posted by MaFt on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:27 am Reply with quote

DennisN Wrote:
I'm confused. Is this to increase income or to stop offences being committed?


The former. The increased income from a motorist going over the speed limit will be used to compensate the family who's dad got stabbed by a smack-head on the street. Because it's obviously the drivers fault that this poor fella got stabbed so he pays for the compensation. The smack-head, meanwhile, gets a Playstation 3, LCD TV and 3 warm meals a day for his punishment.

MaFt


MaFt®

 
Posted by M8TJT on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:38 am Reply with quote

MaFt Wrote:
The smack-head, meanwhile, gets a Playstation 3, LCD TV and 3 warm meals a day for his punishment.
The meals need to be hot, or he will be claiming even mor compensashun, paid for by the 'Victim surcharge'


 
Posted by DennisN on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:18 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
MaFt Wrote:
The smack-head, meanwhile, gets a Playstation 3, LCD TV and 3 warm meals a day for his punishment.
The meals need to be hot, or he will be claiming even mor compensashun, paid for by the 'Victim surcharge'
NO!!! Warm, else he'll be suing for a scalded mouth.


Dennis

Where there's a will .... there's a wake.

 
Posted by M8TJT on Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:16 am Reply with quote

Damn. Just like the last Government, I didn't think it through enough to come up with all the possible outcomes. And the ones that I hadn't thought of are several orders of magnitude worse than the ones I did.


 
Posted by bmuskett on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:38 pm Reply with quote

DennisN Wrote:
News Team Wrote:
The additional revenue received from the higher penalties will be used to fund road safety schemes, whilst also contributing to the compensation received by victims of crime.

......

The increased fines are also designed to deter motorists from committing offences such as speeding or driving whilst operating a mobile phone.

I'm confused. Is this to increase income or to stop offences being committed?

Both - see bold.


 
Posted by DennisN on Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:26 pm Reply with quote

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Dennis

Where there's a will .... there's a wake.

 
Posted by bmuskett on Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:07 pm Reply with quote

You do sarcasm?


 
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