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New Speeding Fines


Colin James
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Below is a chart of new speeding fines and penalties that have come into effect this month. Although I see the need for people to reduce their speed this again is aimed the working person doing well! 

 

This is not a level playing field at all! 

 

Example 1: 

 

Worker 1 earns 150 per week drives at 75 mph on motorway will be fined £75

 

Worker 2 earns 400 per week and drives at the exact same speed as worker 1 will be fined £200.

 

Example 2:

 

Worker 1 earns 150 per week drives at 42 mph in a 30mph will be fined £150

 

Worker 2 earns 400 per week and drives at the exact same speed as worker 1 will be fined £400.

 

How is this fair?

 

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It is not fair is it.

 

The incentive in the UK is not to work, the person who has worked and climbed the ladder to a little bit of success is treated much worse.

 

Based upon your examples above these two drivers could be racing each other and one is penalised more than the other,  I am surprised nobody has kicked off about this, so what happens if you are on benefits? PLEASE do not tell me that no fine applies.

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From my understanding there is no minimum £100 fine. The important point, apparently completely missed, is that the new guidelines only apply if court proceedings are instituted.

 
The 36/30 example is ridiculous. 36/30 is a speed awareness course or otherwise a £100 fixed penalty and 3 points endorsement. 36/30 doesn't involve court proceedings and an income based fine - and it won't in future. The only reason 36/30 would go to court is if the accused didn't pay the £100 fixed penalty or wasn't eligible for a fixed penalty - because he has 9 or more points within 3 years of the latest offence.
 
The new guidelines are near identical to the existing guidelines - but only the highest category changes from Band B to Band C.
 
Drive at speeds up to and incuding 95/70 and the police will offer you the chance to pay a fixed penalty. Absolutely nothing to do with your income. The same applies to speeds up to and including 49/30. This is not changing.
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