If you can't pay the fine, don't do the crime... Isn't that their justification for the increase?
True this and Goves 'British Values' is the first salvo in the tories attempt at attracting back their supporters who've gone over to UKIPI would imagine the justification is two-fold:
1. Catchy headline. Tough on crime. Makes the government look like they are doing something
2. Increased revenue from fines.
I would wager it will have zero affect on the number of people caught speeding.
Still bloody ridiculous though, as it will deter people from fighting.
??? It's the maximum.Maximum motorway speeding fine set to rocket to £10,000 - Telegraph
How many could afford to pay?
I imagine it could result in overcrowding prisons, or even suicide. This is just unacceptable.
Please, spare me the 'stick to the law' stuff.
Wrongful notices of intended prosecution are sent out to innocent parties all the time.
What this is doing is scaring people into accepting them, rather than fighting them.
ah, i thought it might be to stop the super rich from speeding. lets face it a £100 fine isnt going to deter them is it? i always thought that fines should be proportionate to wealth. for example a millionnaire getting a 10k fine will hit them less than some of my mates having to pay £10.
So not a motorway then?its not always that easy though. my last ticket (7 years ago) was when they changed a road overnight from 40 to 30. then had some copper sat there nicking people. i didnt even see the new sign as it was partially hidden by a tree and i wasnt looking for it anyway. i had driven that road hundreds of times as it was on the route to work.