Motorists face £100 speed fines

Drivers could see speeding fines lifted to £100 as the government aims to raise an extra £50m a year to help victims of crime. Justice secretary Kenneth Clarke wants more to go to the victims’ fund, as part of an overhaul of victim compensation. The change would mean £60 fines, handed out to motorists caught using mobile phones, speeding, and not wearing a seatbelt, could rise to between £80 and £100. The surcharge on fines currently raises about £10m each year, but the government spends about £66m on victim and witness support services.