Fines

  • Lad uploads group ride video. Lands him and his mates 132 points and a 14,100 euros in fines.

    Lad uploads group ride video. Lands him and his mates 132 points and a 14,100 euros in fines.

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    A group of ten Spanish bikers have been hit with 14,100 euros in fines and 132 points after one of the lads uploaded a video of their ride to the web. It’s tricky not to get a little bit carried away when you’re riding as part of a big group – and if you’re on…

  • Estonia trials new approach to SPEEDING. Pay a fine or take a time out.

    Estonia trials new approach to SPEEDING. Pay a fine or take a time out.

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    Think speeding will get you to your destination quicker? Not in Estonia it won’t. The Police force has been trialling a new kind of speeding penalty – and rather than receiving a fine or points by default, if you get caught you’ll be given a choice between paying a fine or taking a time out.…

  • Paris launches assault on ‘noisy’ motorcycles

    Paris launches assault on ‘noisy’ motorcycles

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    How about this for a bit of jaw-dropping law stuff then? Paris has set up a special police force – made up of 40 staff – dedicated to clamping down on ‘noisy motorcycles’ in the French capital. Specifically trained to detect high ‘noise-emissions’, the department constantly carries extra noise detection systems and has been active…

  • SMART motorway CAMERAS expected to make £600,000 a year. EACH.

    SMART motorway CAMERAS expected to make £600,000 a year. EACH.

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    According to road chiefs, individual smart motorway cameras are expected to rack up £600,000 in fines every year – and police forces across the country are hiring more staff to deal with the extra workload. Around one million motorists are caught speeding in Britain each year – and with more stretches of smart motorway being…

  • Got a loud pipe? Government reveals plans for sound ‘snooper’ tech trials in the UK to target noisy vehicles

    Got a loud pipe? Government reveals plans for sound ‘snooper’ tech trials in the UK to target noisy vehicles

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    Road users who breach legal noise limits could end up with fines if trials of so-called ‘acoustic camera’ technology is successful. This news comes from the Department for Transport which has said that it will test the noise-detecting ‘cameras’ in a variety of locations around the country over the next seven months. According to the…

  • Watch your SPEED. New SMART motorways that NEVER switch off.

    Watch your SPEED. New SMART motorways that NEVER switch off.

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    A new set of permanent speed cameras have been introduced to smart motorways across the UK’s major road network – and motorists could now be handed fines at any time of the day or night, even if there isn’t a visible speed limit displayed overhead. The cameras are switched on 24/7, but were thought to…

  • YOU could be fined £100 for going 1MPH over speed limit

    YOU could be fined £100 for going 1MPH over speed limit

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    Millions of road users could be at risk of speeding tickets, as a result of an official review into the current speeding ‘buffer zone’. The new proposals would see riders who go one mile per hour over the limit sent to a speed awareness course – while persistent offenders would be hit with a £100…

  • ‘Speed limits should be slashed’ according to government report

    ‘Speed limits should be slashed’ according to government report

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    A review commissioned by the The Department for Transport suggests that the 60mph speed limit on country roads should be slashed – in an attempt to improve safety on Britain’s roads. That’s not all. The report also points towards the introduction of more average speed cameras and a lower drink-driving limit, as part of sweeping…

  • Cops cancel 250,000 speeding fines in a 12-month period – as officer numbers continue to decline

    Cops cancel 250,000 speeding fines in a 12-month period – as officer numbers continue to decline

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    Police across the UK have been forced to scrap one in 10 speeding fines issued in a 12-month period – and in some cases, forces have scrapped more than a quarter of the fines handed out to drivers. According to analysis by Dr Adam Snow, a lecturer in criminology at Liverpool Hope University, more than…

  • Britain’s Roads Policing Chief: Punish speeders who go 1mph over limit!

    Britain’s Roads Policing Chief: Punish speeders who go 1mph over limit!

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      It’s a stark warning to all road users – don’t stray over the speed limit even by the smallest amount. if you do then things could get much more dire. Britain’s Roads Policing Chief Anthony Bangham has called for an end to the 10 per cent “buffer” over the limit, and said speeding awareness…

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