On April 24th, Magistrates in England and Wales will be given new powers to fine Motorists one and a half times their weekly income for “more serious” speeding offences.
The previous maximum that Magistrates were allowed to fine was 1 weeks income, but on Tuesday this week it was announced that this amount will be increased by 50%
Magistrates will be advised to fine drivers found guilty of “more serious” speeding offences the new maximum penalty.
Here are the speeds at which Magistrates will be told to award the new maximum fines:
20mph speed limit: 41mph or more
30mph speed limit: 51mph or more
40mph speed limit: 66mph or more
50mph speed limit: 76mph or more
60mph speed limit: 91mph or more
70mph speed limit: 101mph or more
The new maximum fines come in to force on 24th April this year.
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