If you are alleged to have been caught speeding on roads in the UK how much will you be fined? The guidelines are set out by the Sentencing Council.
They include guidelines on fines and other penalties that are handed out by a magistrates court. If you have been caught speeding in either England or Wales it’s likely you’ve already received a Notice of Intended Prosecution.
Those who have never been breaking the speed limit could be offered the opportunity to attend a speed awareness course. However, it is the decision of the court as to whether you need to plead guilty to the “Offence”.
The Sentencing Council decided to increase the fines given out for the most serious breaches of the speed limits. These changes took place in 2017 and increased by 50%.
The fines since then have been determined by a scale that the courts now use to charge those who are caught speeding. In addition to this, the very worst speeding offences have now been moved from Band B down to Band C.
A speeding ticket/fine can cost up to 150% of your average weekly income. For example, if you’re driving at 65 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone.
In a case such as this, there’s always the chance that you could end up paying up to £1,000. This is because the fine is considered to be a Level 3 fine.
If you’re caught travelling at 101 miles per hour or more on a motorway you might have to pay as much as £2,500. This is because the fine is considered to be a Level 4 fine.
A fine such as level 3 or 4 fines are usually given to drivers in addition to penalty points being added to your driving licence. There is always a chance that you could be disqualified from driving.
However, if you were to work with Drive Protect’s lawyers the ban might be reduced. However, it all depends on the circumstances surrounding why you were given a speeding ticket in the first place.
Different fines are handed out to drivers depending on their speeds. How fast you were travelling (Over the speed limit) will determine how many points are added to your licence.
It will also determine how long your driving ban lasts. A speeding fine calculator is split into different bands: Band A, Band B and Band C.
Each of these bands affects the court’s sentencing guidelines.
Use our Speeding Fine Calculator to work out how much you could be fined for speeding in the UK.
Under Band A the court could consider handing you a fine of up to 50% of your income. However, the magistrates courts might instead decide to hand you a fine that’s from 25 to 75% of your income.
In addition to this, you could receive up to 3 penalty points.
Offences in Band A:
Under Band B the court could consider handing you a fine of up to 100% of your income. However, the court might instead decide to hand you a fine that’s from 75 to 125% of your income.
In addition to this, you could receive between 4 and 6 penalty points. The court might also hand you a driving ban that ranges from 1 week to 28 days.
Offences in Band B:
Under Band C the court could consider handing you a fine of up to 150% of your income. However, the court might instead decide to hand you a fine that’s from 125 to 175% of your income.
In addition to this, you could receive between 6 and 12 points added to your licence. The court might also hand you a driving ban that ranges from 1 week to 56 days.
There’s also a chance that you might be given a ban that lasts longer than 56 days. This might be the case if the court says you were well in excess of the speed limit.
Offences in Band C:
Did you know that the Sentencing Council states there are factors that could either increase or reduce the penalty the court plans to give you? These include:
You should be aware that your car insurance premium could go up if you are banned or disqualified from driving. This may be the case whether a speed camera or a police officer caught you at the time of the alleged offence.
Did you know that Drive Protect’s lawyers have got the police to accept a course for drivers even when they haven’t been offered one?