Drivers who are caught speeding on or after April 24th will face harsher penalties that will be based upon how much you earn. The new rules mean that you could face a penalty charge of up to 175% of your weekly income!
At the moment, the minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three points on your license. Whilst the maximum fine is £1,000 or £2,500 for motorway offences.
With the new laws, anyone who is going between 31 and 40mph in a 30mph zone will get three penalty points and a fine of between 25 and 75 per cent of your weekly income.
For those who are caught travelling at more than 101mph in a 70mph speed limit you could be disqualified for up to 56 days or receive 6 points on your licencse and get a fine of between 125 and 175 per cent of your weekly income.
The changes are a result of speeding offences increasing every year from 2011. Since 2011 the number of speed awareness courses has increased from 772 to 1,216. This statistic is from the Department for Transport statistics.
Read our article on mobile phones and driving. to find out the full information on the new laws regarding the use of mobiles when driving.