New Speeding Fines – 24/04/17

Drivers caught speeding will soon face stricter penalties and much higher fines, based on what they earn.

From April 24, 2017, new rules will come into place in the UK, which could mean offenders could now be charged up to 175% of their weekly income.

In the UK, the current penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three penalty points on your licence.

The maximum fine is £1,000 or £2,500 for motorway offences.

New guidelines will see those caught driving over 101mph in a 70mph speed limit potentially disqualified for up to 56 days, with a fine of between 125% to 175% of their weekly income.

Drivers caught traveling between 31 and 40mph in a 30mph zone will get three penalty points and a fine between 25% to 75% of their weekly income.

The Sentencing Council said the move aims to ensure there is a ‘clear increase in penalty as the seriousness of offending increases’.

It follows responses to a consultation arguing previous guidelines did not properly take into account the increase in potential harm that can result as speed above the limit rises.

April 21, 2017

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