WINNIPEG - The province is changing the way it calculates base fines for speeding.
Starting in the new year, speeders will be charged a fine of $7.70 for every kilometre per hour they travel above the posted limit.
Currently, fines are slotted into ranges of speed with set fines.
"The change will make every ticket better reflect the actual offence and provide greater incentive for individuals to slow down," Attorney General Andrew Swan said today.
Motorists must appear in court for a fine to be assessed for "extreme" cases of speeding; the threshold for an "extreme" case is now dropping to 100 km/h over the limit, down from 120 km/h.
Also starting in January, the court cost portion of tickets will increase to 45 per cent from 35 per cent of the fine to better reflect the expense of administering these tickets by the courts, officials said.
|Speeding||Current ticket amount*||New amount (Jan. 1, 2010)|
|10-12 km/h over the speed limit||$164.00||$177.50 - $202.75|
|13-15 km/h over||$190.80||$216 - $241.25|
|16-19 km/h over||$220.50||$253.50 - $292|
|20-34 km/h over||$278.00||$304.25 - $482.50|
|35-49 km/h over||$448.50||$494.75 - $673|
|50-99 km/h over||$619.00||$685.25 - $1,303.25|
|100-120 km/h over||$1,187.00||Determined in court|
|More than 120 km/h over||Determined in court||Determined in court|
* Current fines from the 2008 Brown Book. Amount includes fine, costs, and applicable surcharges.