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Speeding fines set to rise

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Speeding fines are set to rise by up to 40% under plans set out in the new Strategic Framework for Road Safety, according to a report in the Telegraph.

According to the Telegraph, similar increases are planned for other offences such as using a hand held mobile phone while driving and failing to wear a seat belt. Penalties such as driving without insurance are also set to soar.

Police will be able to use video evidence to back the fines. Initially this will be provided by cameras operated by officers in patrol cars, but in the long term could be provided by roadside cameras, (speed cameras) once they have been approved by the Home Office.

Mr Hammond said: "We need to rebalance road safety enforcement away from a narrow focus on camera-enforced speed policing, to address the wider range of behaviours that create risk on the roads.”

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