Thame Driving Blog

    New speeding fine charges : From April 24th 2017

    Thame Driving Blog

    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    As I drove into work this morning I thought about the new speeding fines structure that came into force today.

    Things have become much more severe for speeding offences, with the level of fine & points directly linked to the potential damage that could be caused.

    Under the new system, fines have been set as a percentage of weekly income with a maximum of £1000 (£2500 for motorway offences).

    If you’re caught driving at 41mph in a 30 zone for example, you’re likely to be fined up to 125% of your weekly income, have 4-6 points added to your license and could even be disqualified for up to 28 days.

    That’s a much bigger hit than the old system.

    But will it be enough to incentive serial speeders to drive within the limits?

    Only time will tell.

    What has been most interesting though has been the number of people I’ve spoken to recently who had no idea things were about to change!

    Which is why I thought I’d do my bit to share important and relevant information with the driving public of Thame :)

    Happy driving.