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.
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.
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|
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