Speeding: Poor To Be Fined More Severely Than The Rich

Speeding fines in England are to rise. For serious offences the fine will be one and a half times the offender's weekly salary which seems fair. However, the upper limit of the fine is to be one thousand pounds which means that people who earn more than six hundred and sixty-seven pounds a week will not be punished as severely as those earning less than that amount and the more the offender earns the less they will be punished. For example, a company executive earning two hundred and fifty thousand pound a year will be fined approximately a fifth of their weekly salary, not the one and a half times of their salary that low earners will have to pay.

This is unfair and not necessary. It is as easy to work out one and half times the salary of a fat cat as it is to work out one and a half times the salary of a lean moggie. Shame of legislators who came up with this perversion of justice!

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