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RAC comments on new speeding sentencing guidelines announced today

News   •   Jan 24, 2017 09:01 GMT

Commenting on new guidelines issued to magistrates by the Sentencing Council on increased fines for drivers caught speeding, RAC road safety spokesman Pete Williams said:

"We welcome the change in sentencing guidelines for gross speeders. Anyone who breaks the limit excessively is a danger to every other road user and is unnecessarily putting lives at risk.

“Hopefully, hitting these offenders harder in the pocket will make them think twice before doing it again in the future.

“While greater sentences for excessive speeders are obviously a deterrent, the best deterrent of all is more effective enforcement.”