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The New Speeding Laws explained

 

What does that mean if I’m caught speeding?
Band C speeding fine

A band C speeding fine means that anyone speeding at 51mph or above in a 30mph limit – for example – faces a fine equivalent to 150% of their weekly income, and 6 penalty points on their driving licence, or disqualification from driving for up to 56 days. If you’re disqualified for 56 days or more you must apply for a new licence before you’re able to start driving again.

For anyone earning £25,000 a year, a speeding fine equivalent to 150% of their weekly income means handing over a minimum of £720.

Band B speeding fine

You might receive a band B speeding fine for doing between 41-50mph in a 30mph limit, in which case you’d face a fine equivalent to 100% of your weekly income (£480, based on earnings of £25,000 a year), and 4 penalty points on your driving licence, or disqualification from driving for up to 28 days.

Band A speeding fine

A band A speeding fine would be appropriate if you are caught speeding between 31-40 in a 30mph zone, and you can expect to receive a fine equivalent to 50% of your weekly income (£240), and 3 penalty points on your driving licence.

any questions or queries regarding the new speeding laws, please see the new amendment to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.89(1). https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/item/speeding-revised-2017/