SPEEDING FINE HIKE
As of last Monday (April 24) the speeding fine system has changed and could result in an offender paying up to 150% of their weekly wage as a fine. There are now three bands (A, B and C) that correspond to different speeds. Getting caught at 31-40mph in a 30mph zone would be a B or an A offence, netting a 50% fine, meaning someone on the UK average salary would get a £200 fine. Getting caught at over 51mph in a 30mph would be a Band C offence, boosting the fine to around £600. These guidelines only apply in court, Fixed Penalty Notices remain unchanged.
Get hauled into court for speeding, and you’ll wish you were paid less