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New percentage-based penalty system could see speeding fines soar
Friday, April 21, 2017 – 2:00pm
A revamped system for speeding fines will come into effect for British drivers on Monday, introducing more severe penalties for drivers who are caught breaking the speed limit.
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Under the current system, the minimum penalty for speeding drivers is three points on their licence and a fine of £100; for more serious offences, the fine stands at £1,000. For young drivers and severe offenders, there’s also the chance of the authorities handing out a driving ban.
Next week, however, a new system will be introduced that could see drivers pay substantially more as fines will be calculated as a percentage of the offender’s weekly income.
The revamped system launches on 24 April, so here’s everything you need to know about the new speeding fines.
As it stands currently, the minimum penalty for speeding offences is a £100 fine and three points …read more
Source:: The Week – All news