GEM backs fine outcome

Road safety and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist has welcomed the rise in speeding fines.

The Sentencing Council has announced that fines for the most serious offences in England and Wales are to rise by up to 50%.

This means that drivers caught at 101mph or above on a motorway could face a fine of up to 150% of their weekly income.

GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said, ‘Illegal or inappropriate speeds remain a significant road safety problem. If more people complied with speed limits, there would be fewer deaths and injuries on our roads; it’s as simple as that. We therefore welcome the increase in fines, as we know the enforcement of speed limits plays a vital role in road safety.

‘As drivers and riders, we are all responsible for the speeds we choose. No one can tell us to break the speed limit. So we urge every driver and rider to take that responsibility seriously and to play their part in making our roads safer.’