Motorists face new £15 'victims levy'

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  1. wemorgan

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    BBC News - Motorists face new £15 'victims levy'

    Normally I'm impassive over such stories but this doesn't seem right to me.

    Rather than just increase the standard £60 fine to £75, why not just ensure £15 of the £60 would go direct to victims of crime fund?

    Sounds like a less than subtle way to raise revenue.
     
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    Who actually is the victim of the crime of speeding?

    The over stressed engine, the tarmac of the m5 ;) who, what? it baffles me, motoring offences, if they dont end in a collision tend not to have victims.

    Revenue raiser.
     
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    Humberside Safety Camera Partnership have already added this to their fees for the speed awareness course. Swines.

    Bit peeved after giving them £60 earlier this year, and now having to pay another £75 for my partner.
     
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    A small percentage of speeding incidents will result in accidents involving innocent parties - so there's your victim.
     
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    Brown's black hole in the economy has to be filled somehow so "Let's hit the motorist again" He must be a physicists dream as nobody else can make money disappear faster than the speed of light. :wallbash:

    While we're at it way don't we give billions of pounds to 'Third World Countries' to help them pollute less so they can sell us more cheap tat at a huge mark up. :dk:
     
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    Agreed, also who is the victim when you get a parking fine???:mad:

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    Don't forget China and Pakistan, whose populations must be starving after their governments have paid for their nuclear weapons programmes.
     
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    to be fair, the third world countries don't see much if any of that huge mark up
     
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    This is one of many tax rises on the way :mad:
     
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    Am I missing something? Aren't these taxes/fines entirely voluntary? :dk:
     
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    Not if your caught :p
     
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    Does that need a response? :p
     
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    They have to find the £100 million we are giving to Yemen for their 'support' from somewhere ;)
     
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    Makes you question the integrity of our democracy in this country. Politicians don't give a hoot about the opinion of the public, aart from once every 4/5 years. This is plain wrong, along with the retention of DNA of innocent people (amoungst other such scandalous behaviour by this Govt.
     
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    just the motorist again are we the only criminals to pay fines,were already paying for wrecking the ozone layer.
     
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    The only thing I am surprised at is that anyone's surprised.
    We motorists have had around 12 years of been shafted stupid and we should be used to it by now.
    I would hate to think how much extra tax a person who drinks, smokes and drives pays over a similar person who doesn't.
     
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    True, but perhaps it would be more socially responsible to put the levy on those who commit criminal acts but get away with a caution i.e. assaulters, thieves, drunks, flashers, criminal damagers, twocers, burglars.
    I suppose if we are going to be really extreme the government could just not spend so much!
     

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