Article By Oliver Lewis

Speeding Fines Increase In The UK

It has been all over the news, radio and social media – heftier fines for drivers breaking speed limits on UK roads.

The new laws came into place on April 24th and replace the old law of fining a driver 100% of their weekly wage (Up to £1,000). These new changes can see motorists picking up a charge of up to 150% of their weekly wage.

The harsher penalties have been brought in to punish drivers for serious speeding after a review was announced that a deterrent must be introduced to tackle the offenders.

So how fast is too fast?

  • Driving 41mph in a 20mph zone
  • Driving 51mph in a 30mph zone
  • Driving 66mph in a 40mph zone
  • Driving 76mph in a 50mph zone
  • Driving 91mph in a 60mph zone
  • Driving at 101mph or above in a 70mph zone

The average fine during 2015 was £188 in the UK but that is expected to increase after the new fines have been introduced.

For more information about UK driving laws please visit the .Gov website or speak to your local council.