Stricter punishments for speeding offences in England and Wales

2017-04-25T13:44:04+00:00

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 [...]