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When putting your foot on the gas

If you think speeding fines are already steep, brace yourself! Under new proposals the maximum fine for speeding on the motorway could be quadrupled from £2,500 to a whopping £10,000.

The plans are part of a package designed to give magistrates greater power to deal with offences which impact on everyday life. Other proposals include raising the maximum speed fines on roads from £1,000 to £4,000 as well as dramatically increasing the fines for using a mobile phone whilst driving.

A survey carried out showed that 70% of motorists consider the increase in fines to be too swingeing, although perversely only 8% said the proposals would actually make them slow down!

Just by the way, in other speed relating news, the country’s busiest camera has been identified in Greater Manchester at Junction 5 on the M60. The camera caught 9,326 offenders in 2013 netting fines of £189,140.

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Posted on 29th August, 2014