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Speeding Motorists Face 50 per cent Fine Increase


Article by: rob brady
Date: 15 Jun 2012

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Fixed penalty charges for motoring offences such as speeding are set to rise by 50 per cent, according to recent government proposals.

This move will see the maximum fixed penalty charge of 60 increased to 90 and will be applied to a number of motoring offences, including speeding.

Predictably, public reaction to the move is somewhat mixed, with some feeling this is a shameless way for the government to obtain more money from UK drivers whilst others see it as a decisive move towards improving road safety.

According to the report, an additional 100 million a year would be received by the Treasury as a result of the increase; assuming the number of motoring offences committed matched figures from 2010.

Commenting on the announcement, Road Safety Minister, Mike Penning, labelled careless driving as "a major public concern and a cause of deaths and injuries on our roads" before explaining that fixed penalties should be "set at reasonable levels, consistent with the potentially severe consequences of some infringements."

Other motoring offences, such as tailgating, will also come under the jurisdiction of fixed penalties following the proposal.

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Posted by M8TJT on Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:54 pm Reply with quote

News Team Wrote:
According to the report, an additional 100 million a year would be received by the Treasury as a result of the increase; assuming the number of motoring offences committed matched figures from 2010.
So they are not expecting a reduction in speeding offences thus proving the 'road safety' NOT aspect. just an increase in revenue. Shocked


 
Posted by larry17 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:22 pm Reply with quote

That's still a lot cheaper than some states in Australia.

For example: In New South Wales, the penalty for exceeding the speed limit by 45 km/hr (about 28 mph) is $2904 (GBP 1864) and if it's in a school zone, it's $3149 (GBP 2950).

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/usingroads/penalties/speeding.html


 
Posted by M8TJT on Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:16 am Reply with quote

Now that's what I call a deterrent


 
Posted by TieJustice on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:08 am Reply with quote

larry17 Wrote:
That's still a lot cheaper than some states in Australia.

For example: In New South Wales, the penalty for exceeding the speed limit by 45 km/hr (about 28 mph) is $2904 (GBP 1864) and if it's in a school zone, it's $3149 (GBP 2950).

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/usingroads/penalties/speeding.html


I think that is to light if you are speeding in a SCHOOL zone you should be banned and a min fine of 1,000.00 for every mile over the limit that dabbles for every MPH over the first MPH so at 4 MPH that would be 12,000.00 and your car van or what ever you are driving be sold in auction to help fund better road safety.

Yes I have a problem with speeders I see to many on the roads taking to many risk's I don't give a .... About them but it's the victims that suffer after there stupidity the the years and years of opp's the life of not being able to work and losing your home job or even getting around just to go out with your friends. Till this has happened to you, you will think this is just rubish and that's if thay don't kill any one.

The UK is just to soft on them 3 points 60.00 is rubish if they don't kill or injure any one.


 
Posted by MaFt on Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:39 pm Reply with quote

TieJustice Wrote:
The UK is just to soft on them 3 points 60.00 is rubish if they don't kill or injure any one.


But if you don't kill or injure anyone then there's no real harm done, so to speak, hence why it is 'only' 60 and 3 points. And remember those 3 points are going to affect your insurance premiums for 5 years so it ends up much more than 60.

As soon as property is damaged or someone is killed or injured then the stakes are much higher and then we ARE talking far more than 60.

MaFt


 
Posted by 253 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:28 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
Now that's what I call a deterrent


Exactly!


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