Motorists across Somerset have been fined hundreds of pounds – and even banned from driving – for speeding.
A 21-year-old from Bath was fined and banned from driving for 14 days after he exceeded the speed limit on the M4 motorway on March 2.
Tilly Mae Muir, of Woodhouse Road, Twerton, pleaded guilty in Swindon Magistrates’ Court to driving a Volkswagen Polo above the 70 mph speed limit near Chippenham.
On Tuesday she was fined £ 380 and fined £ 38 and costs £ 110 – giving her a total of £ 528 to be paid by October 19.
A woman from Highbridge has been ordered to pay more than £ 200 for exceeding the 30mph speed limit in Carmarthenshire.
Llanelli Magistrates’ Court learned on Tuesday that Hilary Anne Carter, of Bristol Road, Edithmead, had been recorded driving at 35 mph in Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire, in a Fiat 500 on March 30.
The speed limit was signaled by public lighting placed at intervals of less than 200 meters.
Carter, 55, has been fined £ 100 and must pay a surcharge of £ 34 to fund victim services and a fee of £ 90.
She has until October 19 to pay the total fee of £ 224.
Carter received three penalty points.
His guilty plea was taken into account during sentencing.
Elsewhere, a Taunton man was fined £ 66 and a surcharge of £ 34 after being caught crossing a 30mph speed limit by an automatic camera in Cornwall.
Martin Sean Regan, of Holway Avenue, Taunton, was driving on Agar Road, Illogan Highway, Redruth, in a Citroen C1 when he committed the offense on February 8.
Regan, 53, also had three penalty points added to his license after pleading guilty on Saturday in Bodmin Magistrates’ Court.