Speeding fines for the most serious cases in England and Wales will rise by up to 50% after new sentencing guidelines were published.
The current limit for a speeding fine is 100% of the driver’s weekly wage, up to £1,000 or £2,500 if they are caught on a motorway.
However, when the new guidelines take effect from April 24, a driver caught doing 41 mph in a 20mph zone, or 101 mph on a motorway, could be fined 150% of their weekly income – although the upper cash limit will stay the same.
The decision to significantly increase the penalty for drivers that exceed the speed limit sends a clear message that such behaviour is not acceptable.
Managers should put procedures in place to tackle the problem and help reduce speed on our roads, By installing a vehicle tracking system for example, managers will be able to identify those workers who break the speed limit, This will allow them to identify drivers that would benefit from further education and training.