Stricter punishments for speeding offences in England and Wales


Tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences have come into force in England and Wales. Under new guidelines, fines for drivers caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will start from 150% of weekly income, rather than the previous level of 100%. The Sentencing Council said it wanted a "clear increase in penalty" as the seriousness of offending increases. Motoring groups have broadly welcomed the new guidelines for magistrates. Some 244 people were killed in crashes that occurred when a driver was breaking the speed limit on Britain's roads in 2015. The new Band C [...]