New Speeding Fines – A No Nonsense Guide

On the 24th of April 2017 new speeding fines came into place. Many UK drivers are completely unaware of the newer stricter regulations, so here is a no nonsense guide to the new fines.

Speeding fines will be increasing drastically. The maximum caps of £1000 and £2500 for breaking the speed limit on the motorway will remain the same but more drivers will be handed the highest level fines using a new banding system.

Speed Limit (mph) Recorded speed (mph)
Band C Band B Band A
20 41 and above 31 – 41 21 – 30
30 51 and above 41 – 50 31 – 40
40 66 and above 56 – 65 41 – 55
50 76 and above 66 – 75 51 – 65
60 91 and above 81 – 90 61- 80
70 101 and above 91 – 100 71 – 90
Points/disqualification Disqualify 7 to 56 days or 6 points Disqualify 7 to 28 days or  4 to 6 points 3 points

The new change will see drivers in the Band C offences being charged 150%  of their weekly income. They could also be banned from driving for up to 56 days or get 6 points on their license.

If you have a clean license you may still be able to avoid points by attending a speed awareness course; previous speeds would not get this option.

It is believed that Band A fines will equate to half of your weekly wage. This fine could be adjusted at a court’s discretion taking into account the specific details of the case in question.

The following adjustments may also be made on B & C fines, the table below shows the range.

Range
Starting point
Fine Band A 50% of weekly income 25 – 75% of weekly income
Fine Band B 100% of weekly income 75 – 125% of weekly income
Fine Band C 150% of weekly income 125 – 175% of weekly income

 

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