June 25, 2012 19:00 ET

Swinton Bikes Welcomes Increase in Fixed Penalty Notices

Insurer hopes proposed GBP 90 speeding fine will make roads safer for motorcyclists

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 25, 2012) - Motorcycle insurance retailer Swinton Bikes is reminding motorcyclists not to break speed limits when they are out on the roads. This comes at a time when The Government is holding a consultation on increasing the fines for speeding.

Under the proposals The Government wants to increase the fixed penalty notice for speeding from £60 to £90. As well as speeding, the fines would also be handed out for failing to stop at a zebra crossing, tailgating or braking suddenly.

Swinton motorbike insurance are welcoming the increase in fixed penalty notices for speeding as it hopes that it will make the roads safer for motorcyclists.

The proposals, put forward by Transport Minister, Mike Pending will be put through a public consultation before minister decide whether to pursue them.

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes said, "Speeding is irresponsible and dangerous and puts the lives of the motorcyclist, passengers and pedestrians at risk. Motorcyclists should also be aware that if they are convicted of a speeding offence their motorcycle insurance premium may also increase."

About Swinton

  • With 553 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer

  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community

  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

  • With a dedicated team on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates.

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