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Speeding | The New Regime

Gone are the days of unit fines for driving at excess speed. Read below for the new regime……….

Band A

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.

By way of comparison, the average speeding fine handed out in 2015 was just £188.

Band B

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

Band C

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 - no small amount.

Speed limit (mph) Recorded speed (mph) Recorded speed (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 (150% of relevant weekly income) Band B fine (100% of relevant weekly income) Band A (50% of relevant weekly income)
Points/ disqualification 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

 

For advice and further information contact Jamie Strong on jstrong@moore-tibbits.co.uk or telephone 01926 491181

  

Jamie Strong

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