Driving lesson

Man fined £293 for driving 60mph on the motorway

A man has been fined several hundred pounds after driving less than 100km/h on the motorway.

At a hearing at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, the court heard how 47-year-old Mark Boycott breached a temporary 50mph speed limit. The man, from Slough, was traveling in his Vauxhall westbound on the M4 motorway near Maidenhead.

He was filmed breaking the speed limit on November 12, 2020. During the hearing, Boycott was found guilty of speeding via a unique court proceeding.

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The magistrate chose to fine the driver £169 and ordered him to pay £124 in court costs. Mr Boycott also received three points on his driving license, reports the Express.

He was due to receive a driving ban after racking up at least 12 points in the past three years. However, the magistrate ruled against a “totalizing” disqualification.

A driving ban would have impacted the defendant’s employment and the people he supports, according to Bucks Free Press.

The maximum fine a person can receive for speeding on a motorway is £2,500. There is no minimum speed limit, but the police can stop drivers if they drive too slowly.

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