The exact fine will be 150% of a speeder's weekly income (The Telegraph, 2017). Pete Williams, a RAC Spokesman said: "Hitting these offenders harder in the pocket will make them think twice before doing it again in the future". To put this into perspective, the average penalty for a Sales Executive would be up to £935 and a Site Engineer £1,275 (Reed, 2017) – if you are fortunate enough to earn a 6-figure salary, look forward to a penalty up to £2,885!With a record number, 320.5 billion vehicle miles travelled on Great Britain’s roads in 2016 (Gov, 2017) and an average of 792 people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents every month (Gov.UK) – small changes to individuals driving styles can make a significant impact. But where and how are drivers taught to make these changes?Increasing the penalty is only a deterrent- for a real long-term solution educating drivers is key. But how? With an increasing number of people driving for work and businesses employing technology in driving behaviour – it leads to an obvious question - can an employer do more to educate and influence their employees?How can vehicle technology prevent speeding?Vehicle technology enables the employer to be able to see the speeds that their employees are driving at and employees can then be singled out for their irresponsible driving. Using the ABAX Triplog, an employer can improve their employee's driver behaviour by setting up speeding notifications.The employer can set the speed that is believed to be appropriate for example: 70mph. If anyone goes over this speed limit, then a notification will be sent to email or text to inform them of the high speed.Monitoring the speed of employees reduces the risk of high speed collisions, which all links in with the 20% fuel savings that ABAX can save a company using the ABAX Triplog.
As a result of increased speeding, drivers are to face harsher penalties if they are caught driving well above the speed limit.