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Steve Farrell  says:

Speeding fines set to rise to £100

Fines for speeding could rise from £60 to £100 under plans announced by Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke. The fixed penalty speeding fine could rise by nearly 70% to fund compensation for victims of crime. Those who fight speeding cases in court could pay up to £120 towards the scheme.   The proposals are part of plans to raise an extra £50million...

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snev

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snev says:

speedo007

in a country the size of Canada and a population so small I guess the Police have to fine victims as much as they can to cover the fuel costs, oh hang on Don't they ride horses ?

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

Snev

Horses get great mpg :)
 

 

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CosherB

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CosherB says:

brevav2

are you on the right website?  i was almost expecting a dissertation about the Illuminati and the New World Order after reading your last epic ....

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Personally, I wouldn't mind higher speeding fines if you didn't incur points on your license as well. And it would make good business sense for the Police. You can't rake in revenue from someone who is banned from the road.And when are the Police going to be seen to be doing something about people on the phone in their cars, vans etc, How about the death penalty for phone use in a car? How many people do you think you would need to hang before it stopped altogether? Not many!!!!

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BrandsR6

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BrandsR6 says:

Eh?

Get caught doing say 37mph in a 30 zone and pay towards the victim of a crime? 

As everyone else, I'm pretty sceptical and the extra money generated is probably just another way to try to claw back our huge debt!!

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

cavetroll87

It should never be that a victim has to pay more to retrieve their vehicle than the scrote gets in a fine for trying to take it in the first place.

 

Who are the victims of speeding and why aren't the criminals who harm people (financially or physically) the ones who have to pay that individuals compensation? Once more society is telling the scrotes somebody else will pick up the bill for whatever they choose to do.

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Calling all lawyers!

Is there a legal ruling here that you can sue the thief for what it cost for you to retrieve your bike? I'm sure a lot of people who have been charged retrieval/storage costs would like to get that back for something that was not their fault!

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suzukitaz1

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suzukitaz1 says:

speeding fines

Offer the victims of crime more help, what a joke! My bike was destroyed in a fireball after being knocked off in a non fault accident.... I'm the victim and yet for the next few years i am paying more on insurance as a result. Wheres the fairness for victims in that? Lets just hit the motorist again, why not were already being bled dry with fuel costs! AAARRRGGGGHHHHHH!

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Cavetroll87

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Cavetroll87 says:

SatNavSteve

I wanted to get the costs back from the guy who took it but was told that there was no point as he had no income or anything I could sue him for apparently and becuase the guy had been in prison and had been released 4 days before then stolen my bike after breaking into a pub to try and get away on, becuase he was arrested for robbing the pub (not stealing the bike) and admitted to stealing the bike under the polices "clean slate" policy apparently he could not be prosecuted for stealing the bike leaving me in the lurch!

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petexjr

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petexjr says:

Speeding

So 90% of motorists are criminals. I'm sure that's how many break the speed limit on a daily basis. Have you ever tried to keep permanently to the speed limit? Look in your mirror and see the tailback!

Once again, it's easier to target working motorists than career criminals. Why do we put up with it? If only 1% of motorists signed an epetition, the Govt would have to take notice, but we would rather just moan about it, wouldn't we?

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