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Tougher Penalties for Driving Offences Now in Effect

September 20, 2017

Courts in England and Wales are now enacting tougher penalties for drivers violating the rules of the road. In 2015, 244 people were killed in crashes involving speeding in Britain—highlighting the need for greater road safety.

The courts hope these new regulations, which apply to all drivers sentenced on or after 24th April 2017, more accurately reflect the consequences of speeding. The following are the most common road offences affected by these updated regulations:

Even with these changes, the maximum fines allowed by law stay the same. Unless the offence occurs on a motorway—where the limit rises to £2,500—a driver cannot be fined more than £1,000 for speeding.

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