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Should speeding drivers be allowed to do 86mph and still avoid points on their licence?

Most police forces in England and Wales have adopted new speeding rules that allow motorists to do up to 86mph and avoid points on their licence.

It means drivers can pay to do a speed awareness course instead, if caught at up to 10 per cent above the limit plus 9mph.

At a meeting of the Association of Chief Police Officers in January, it was announced that 37 out of 44 forces had signed up to the new framework.

Critics say the rules are a money-making exercise and allow law breaking.

Previously, only those travelling at up to 10 per cent above the limit plus 6mph could be offered one of the courses.

But the amendments were agreed by chief constables at a meeting of the Association of Chief Police Officers in January.

For a 30mph zone, the upper limit for a speeding course would be 42mph.