New government plans have been revealed which could land drivers guilty of motorway speeding with up to £10,000 of fines.
The reforms would also see the maximum fine for speeding on a dual carriageway or using a mobile phone while driving without handsfree technology quadruple from £1,000 to £4,000.
Courts will also be able to impose unlimited fines for more serious offences such as drink driving or driving without insurance.
Driving groups have questioned the plans, labelling the increase in fines ‘disproportionate and draconian’. However, Director of the National Motorists Action Group, Rupert Lipton said this increase would result in motorists being ‘deterred from going to court where they don’t believe they are guilty of an offence and there is a potential challenge’.
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