Plans to raise maximum speeding fine to £10,000

The maximum fine for speeding on motorways will be increased to £10,000, according to Government plans. Drivers caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel will face a £4,000 fine.

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Plan to raise motorway speeding fines to £10,000

A car in central London passes a speed camera. Credit: Michael Stephens, Press Association

The maximum motorway speeding penalty will rise to £10,000 under government plans to increase fine levels in magistrates' courts by 400%.

The proposed changes will also allow judges to impose unlimited fines for the first time where there is currently a maximum of £5,000.

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