Speeding fines could hit £100
06 February 2012
Author: Jack Carfrae
The £60 speeding fine could rise to £100 as a way of raising extra revenue for the Government.
As part of a huge expansion to the Victim Surcharge scheme, justice secretary Kenneth Clarke proposes to raise a further £50 million a year by increasing fines for motorists and for those who commit other, non-motoring offences.
The scheme, which supports victims of crime in the UK, currently levies £15 on fines issued by courts. Drivers who go to court over speeding charges could soon pay up to £120 towards the case, regardless of whether anyone is affected by the offence.
A sliding scale will be introduced, with the contributions to the scheme ranging from £15 to £120 depending on the severity of the offence.
The Government aims to raise around £30 million from fixed penalty charges alone while around half of all revenues from speeding fines will go towards the Victim Surcharge scheme. The rest will be used to fund road-safety schemes and returned to the Treasury.
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