Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by robfosters, Mar 21, 2018.
£86,000 fine and banned for 20 months. Apparently the fine works out to 4.5 days work!
Well LeeUK was right
To be fair, if I got banned for drink driving and got fined the standard £500-£1000 fines you normally see, that would be about the same.
it seems to be done pro rata.
lol, this guy. wonder if you would say the same if a drunk driver hit your car/kid/wife/mum etc..
give it a rest
I think the limit used to be £5k but that was recently scrapped and it's now done based on your earnings...I think!
The fine is unlimited now it seems, similar to speeding, based upon income. however, someone earning 2k will be hit much harder than someone earning ~400k.. relatively speaking
That's a nice fine.
Why wouldn't I? Or are you one of those people that froth at the mouth and want people hanging
not at all, i just appreciate how i would feel if it happened to me or someone i care about. I feel you should do the same. Maybe you wouldn't be saying, well its not a major crime really, then.
If somebody close to me was hit and injured I'd be angry, sure, but that is different to someone just simply drink driving, the law allows for this by allowing judges to sentence people based on the crime and the outcome, ie somebody caught over the limit would generally receive a lighter punishment than a person who is drunk and causes someones death
Also just to say that there's also a difference between somebody over the limit and somebody who is drunk
Not that I condone driving over the limit
Well no not really, not in the eyes of the law, only thing that matters is your reading.
to harp on about my previous point, if someone 'over the limit' hit someone but said they weren't drunk, would that be better? I know i wouldn't feel any different, even if i knew the guy or girl was telling the truth. There have been many tests which show the detrimental effect on driving ability with even small (legal) amounts of alcohol
personally dont like ant and dec, but no bearing on what i'm saying, drink driving can be catastrophically bad. In a sense similar to running around with a loaded gun shooting randomly, yeah may not hit anyone in which case its high spirits, but if you do..
That wasn't really the point I was making,
Just that in general people who are driving over the limit aren't necessarily drunk
I bet the roads are full of people slightly over the limit on a morning that have had a few the previous evening
Probably correct, they shouldn't be though. Some of us have jobs where we would be sent to prison and lose our livelihoods should we appear at work like that. not to mention the risk to others.
That fine is peanuts to him, overpaid z lister in my eyes anyway.
Nope they shouldn't but lots of people think think they're amazing drivers, never get caught, never cause or be in an accident or maybe just don't care
Yeah he usually uses that kinda cash just to get the log fire going on a morning
Seriously though that figure may be proportionate to the fines other offenders get
I guess it is income related these days.
Just leaving court
Roughly what I was expecting and I'd say is fair. See so much shocking stuff on traffic cops and the like; you have to do so much crazy crap to get a jail sentence.
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