Drivers disagree with speeding fine hike
A new study shows that more than half of drivers are against the Government's plans to hike up fines for driving offences.
Data from IAM indicates 51% of 1,129 motorists they surveyed would not support the proposals, which would see drivers slapped with fixed penalty notices of £60 to £90 for offences like speeding and passing red lights.
It is believed the £30 rise will go towards a £30 million total to provide support for victims and witnesses of crime.
In the poll, more than a third (35%) backed the move, and just more than a tenth (13%) said they felt indifferent about it. But the majority (80%) said they would feel happier if the money funded road safety measures and improvements instead of victim support.
A further 68% cited law enforcement and "the likelihood I will get caught" as deterrents to bad driving habits. Driving badly causes danger to all road users and could potentially push up car insurance premiums.
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