Speeding Fines: Harsher Penalties for UK Drivers

  As of today (April 24th) the way in which speeding fines are calculated in the UK is changing to a much stricter guideline.…

 

As of today (April 24th) the way in which speeding fines are calculated in the UK is changing to a much stricter guideline.

Under the brand new guidelines, drivers caught doing up to 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will be fined a minimum of 150% of their weekly income, a healthy increase on the previous level of 100% of weekly income.

These new measures came into effect following a consultation by the Sentencing Council, who wanted to ensure a “clear increase in penalty” as the seriousness of the offence increases.

The Council went on to say that the previous guidelines failed to take into account the direct correspondence between the increase in speed and the increased level of harm associated with it.

The table below indicates the updated speeding guideline.

Speed Limit (mph)

Recorded Speed (mph)

Recorded Speed (mph)

Recorded Speed (mph)

2041 and above31 – 4021 – 30
3051 and above41 – 5031 – 40
4066 and above56 – 6541 – 55
5076 and above66 – 7551 – 65
6091 and above81 – 9061 – 80
70101 and above91 – 10071 – 90
Sentencing RangeBand C fine ( 125 – 175% of relevant weekly income)Band B fine ( 75 – 125% of relevant weekly income)Band A fine ( 25 – 75% of relevant weekly income)
Disqualification / Points7 – 56 days OR six points7 – 28 days OR four to six pointsThree points
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