Fines are far too low

After reading the ‘Reports from the Courts’ in the September 8 Derbyshire Times, I came to the decision that paying for insurance on your car is a rip-off.

My niece is 18 and pays £1,500 for her insurance, then you look at the fines the people get for not having insurance. IT’S LAUGHABLE. Who’s the fool? This just make the court’s decision a joke.

The fines should be at least £2,000 to £3,000 to put people off driving without insurance if not people will take the risk.

Kevin Howarth

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