It has been announced today (Tuesday, January 24) that fines for people caught speeding are set to increase from April 24.
The new rules for magistrates, set down by the Sentencing Council, will see them able to fine speeders up to 150 per cent of their weekly income, rather than the current 100 per cent.
These increases will apply to the sort of excessive speeding that often results in innocent people being killed or seriously injured – for example, those caught at 41mph or above in a 20mph zone, at 51mph in a 30mph zone, and at 101mph on a motorway.
Sentences have to reflect the seriousness of an offence, so RoSPA is pleased to see the Sentencing Council make this change, which will better take into account the increase in potential harm that increases in speed could cause.
Kevin Clinton, head of road safety
Posted: 1/24/2017 9:37:19 AM