Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 2014

Speeding fines should be £500

As one of the victims of the infamous speed cameras, it goes without saying that I was interested in the Telegraph's revelations on the number of offenders that are caught exceeding the speed limit.

Breaking the speed limit is determined as a crime but the petty financial penalty of £60 is totally inadequate taking into account the cost of monitoring such motoring behaviour, along with the cost of implementing the penalties.

If we want safer roads to drive on then a minimum penalty of £500 for a first offence would be a good start.

The heartache of losing a loved one – killed by a speeding driver – bears no comparison to somebody (me included) being £500 out of pocket.

Harry Stephenson

Kircubbin, Co Down

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