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).