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.
|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|