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Speeding Fines Update

Did you know… That on the 24th April 2017, fines for speeding changed? Unfortunately the system has now become more complicated!

Mat Kiff, BHIB Motor Expert, commented: –

“There is a now a matrix of fines, points and disqualification parameters which are split into Bands. The punishment is now very much determined by the severity of the speeding offence, and in theory, for a Band C fine, you could be fined up to 150% of your weekly wage…

The following table simplifies things, a little!”

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 Band C fine
(150% of relevant weekly income)
Band B fine
(100% of relevant weekly income)
Band A fine
(50% of relevant weekly income)
 Points Disqualification for 7-56 days OR
6 points on your licence
Disqualification for 7-28 days OR
4-6 points on your licence
3 points on your licence

NB – The above table is merely a guide and all of these fines are somewhat flexible.
Mitigating circumstances (i.e. things that could reduce the penalty) include the establishment of a genuine emergency, a lack of previous convictions (or no relevant/recent convictions) and “good character”.

Aggravating factors (things that could increase the penalty) include certain previous convictions, speeding in bad weather, speeding in a lorry, bus or taxi, speeding while towing, speeding while driving for hire or reward, speeding with passengers, or speeding somewhere particularly inappropriate, like near a school or crowded shopping street.

Fines are limited to £1,000 (or £2,500 on the Motorway).

Mat Kiff Transport and Logistics Team Leader

Mat has worked within the insurance broker sector for 16 years and has been with BHIB for the last 6. He really enjoys working for an independent insurance broker with a group of people who are passionate about what they do and who genuinely care about providing a first class service to our customers.

Mat leads our Transport & Logistics team and specialises in Hauliers, Logistics companies, Fleet operators & Motor Traders.