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You could be fined £100 for SPEEDING at just ONE MPH over the limit
DRIVERS could be faced with £100 fines for going just one mph over the speed limit, it has been claimed.
Motorists could face the strict penalties if police chiefs adopt the zero-tolerance move.
Drivers are currently given an excess leeway of around 10% of the limit, plus two miles per hour - meaning a driver in a 30mph zone will only be fined when driving at 35mph and over.
However, a review into the current “buffer zone” has been launched, with national roads policing head, Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, reportedly warning colleagues the present system encourages speeding.
The new proposals would see drivers, who go just one mile per hour over the limit, sent to a speed awareness course. However repeat offenders would be hit with a £100 fixed penalty notice and three points on their licence.
A National Police Chiefs' Council spokesman said: “Officers have a range of options available to them when drivers are speeding, and respond in a proportionate way based on the circumstances in each case.”
“Current speed enforcement guidelines for police set in 2011 are being reviewed looking at available evidence.”
“The findings of the review will be considered by all chief constables before any action is taken.”
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