Friday, 12 Aug 2022

Young woman racks up £25k in fines from 33 speeding offences in just 3 months

A woman racked up an eye-watering £25,000 worth of speeding fines in just three months.

Ann Marie Cash was slapped with 18 penalty points, an 18-month driving disqualification and exactly £25,646 in fines after being found guilty of 33 separate speeding offences across South Wales.

All 33 offences were committed by a Nissan X Trail with Irish number plates, owned by Cash, between August and October last year.

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Of the offences 30 occurred on just one road – Newport Road, Rumney Hill, Cardiff, reports WalesOnline.

GoSafe, the Welsh Road Casualty reduction partnership, launched an investigation and field enquiry officers discovered the car had been stopped for displaying false plates.

It had then been seized as it had no insurance and the driver had no licence.

All 33 notices of intended prosecution letters were sent to Cash after GoSafe established the correct registration and address for the car.

After receiving no response to the letters, all offences were referred to Cardiff Magistrates Court.

Cash, of Lynmouth Crescent, Llanrumney, later contacted the court and pleaded guilty to the offences.

Despite being invited to attend due to the possibility of disqualification, Cash did not attend and the case was heard in her absence at Cardiff Magistrates Court on Monday, May 23 this year.

All 33 offences were proven with each one carrying a fine of £660 with court costs and victim surcharges.

The offences were not consolidated and the court ordered each offence to be paid, meaning the total costs were a £21,780 fine, £3,610 costs and a £256 victim surcharge.

Cash also received 18 points and an 18-month disqualification from driving.

This comes after UK drivers were warned the could face £5,000 fines for wearing the wrong clothes behind the wheel.

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Although flowy trousers, baggy jeans or summer dresses may feel appropriate at this time of year, motorists need to be careful with comfortable clothing.

Any UK driver found to be motoring in inappropriate clothing which may restrict manoeuvring could face on-the-spot fines of £100.

These fines can also come with three penalty points.

However, the fines can be upped to £5,000, plus a nine point penalty and a driving ban, if the case goes to court.

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