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From the 24th April, new speeding fines have been in place across the UK meaning that you could face a fine of up to 175% of your weekly income if you are caught speeding.  Speeding fines are being broken down into 3 bands A, B, & C.

Band A:

A Band A fine is generally set at 50% of weekly income but has a lower limit of 25% and an upper limit of 75%. Carrying 3 penalty points.

Band B:

A Band B fine is generally set at 100% of weekly income but has a lower limit of 75% and an upper limit of 125%. Carrying between 4-6 penalty points or disqualification from driver between 7-28 days.

Band C:

A Band C fine is generally set at 150% of weekly income but has a lower limit of 125% and an upper limit of 175%. Carrying between 6 penalty points or disqualification from driver between 7-56 days.

Speed Limit Bands:

The starting point applies to all offenders irrespective of plea or previous convictions.

Speed limit (mph) Recorded speed (mph)
20 41 and above 31 – 40 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
Sentencing range Band C fine Band B fine Band A fine
Points/disqualification Disqualify 7 – 56 days OR 6 points Disqualify 7 – 28
days OR  4 – 6 points
3 points

Factors That Increase The Seriousness

  • Previous convictions, having regard to a) the nature of the offence to which the conviction relates and its relevance to the current offence; and b) the time that has elapsed since the conviction
  • Offence committed whilst on bail

Other aggravating factors:

  • Offence committed on licence or post-sentence supervision
  • Poor road or weather conditions
  • Driving LGV, HGV, PSV, etc.
  • Towing caravan/trailer
  • Carrying passengers or heavy load
  • Driving for hire or reward
  • Evidence of unacceptable standard of driving over and above the speed
  • Location e.g. near a school
  • High level of traffic or pedestrians in the vicinity

 

Factors reducing seriousness

  • No previous convictions or no relevant/recent convictions
  • Good character and/or exemplary conduct
  • Genuine emergency established

To read more please visit the Sentencing Council website.

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