You should never speed in your car for obvious reasons, but people do and as of April 24 it could hit them in the pocket – hard!
A strict new set of laws will see harsh new penalties enforced for law breakers which will see fines soar to more than double their current amount.
As reported by the Daily Mirror, at present the maximum figure you can be fined for breaking the speed limit is £1,000 – as of next week that upper limit will rise to £2,500.
The new penalty system allows authorities to issue fines equivalent to 150% of an offender’s weekly wage, wheras previously it was just 100%.
For those daft enough to wantonly place others in danger as a result of their driving, these are the offences that will open the door for police to make an example of you…
Driving at or above 41mph in a 20mph zone, 51mph in a 30mph zone, 66mph in a 40mph zone, 76mph in a 50mph zone, 91mph in a 60mph zone, and 101mph in a 70mph zone.
Pete Williams of the RAC said:
Anyone who breaks the limit excessively is a danger to every other road user and is unnecessarily putting lives at risk.
Hopefully, hitting these offenders harder in the pocket will make them think twice before doing it again in the future.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.