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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).