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23rd April 2017, 03:45 PM #1TomTom Expert
Speeding Fines in UK
From Monday 24/04/2017 Speeding offences and fines will change
From Monday, new rules come into effect in the UK which will mean offenders could now be charged up to 175% of their weekly income.
Currently in the UK the minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three penalty points added to your driving licence while the maximum fine is £1,000 or £2,500 for motorway offences.
But when the new guidelines are brought in next month, those caught driving at more than 101mph in a 70mph speed limit could be disqualified for up to 56 days and get a fine of between 125 and 175 per cent of their relevant weekly income.
Or if you are caught going between 31 and 40mph in a 30mph zone you will get three penalty points and a fine of between 25 and 75 per cent of your weekly income.
Currently many drivers get away without points and a fine by paying for a speed awareness course.
It follows tougher penalties being brought in this month for anyone using a mobile phone behind the wheel.
The previous penalty of three points and a £100 fine has been doubled to six points and £200.
Why is the law being changed?
According to Green Flag, the number of speeding offences has increased 44 per cent in the last five years.
The new sentencing structure has been designed to produce a sufficient deterrent to reduce the number of speeding drivers.
How will this affect me?
If you’re a high earner, your fine could be huge.
If a footballer earning £300,000 a week was caught driving at 102mph he could face a fine of more than £500,000.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old driver who works 40 hours a week on the minimum wage would be subject to a fine of less than £400 for the same speed.
How much will I be fined if I’m caught speeding?
The new speeding system is split into three bands which rate the severity of the offence based on the speed limit.
Band A refers to an offence that is between one and 10mph over the stated speed limit.
For example a band A speeding offence in a 20mph zone would be from 21mph to 31 mph.
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A band B offence is 11mph to 21mph above the stated speed limit and a band C offence is 21 mph and above the stated speed limit.
The starting point for a Band A fine is 50% of your weekly wage.
Band B starting point = 100% of your weekly wage
Band C starting point = 150% of your weekly wage rising up to 175%
Hope this is of service to those who might not know
Nickthe Maverick Reviewed by the Maverick on . Speeding Fines in UK From Monday 24/04/2017 Speeding offences and fines will change From Monday, new rules come into effect in the UK which will mean offenders could now be charged up to 175% of their weekly income. Currently in the UK the minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three penalty points added to your driving licence while the maximum fine is £1,000 or £2,500 for motorway offences. But when the new guidelines are brought in next month, those caught driving at more than 101mph in a 70mph Rating: 5One day, someone might make things work perfectly before release. Sadly not in my or your lifetime. At least by finding problems and sorting them, we are still alive.
24th April 2017, 08:05 PM #2
I don't understand the above although I've heard it mentioned locally as well, but it contradicts the Crown Prosecution Guidelines on Speed Enforcement
24th April 2017, 08:36 PM #3TomTom Expert
Thanks for this information from The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) issued revised speed enforcement policy guidance in 2013, but the new ones are from April 24 2017. They do not appear to have updated their site....hence the information posted.
Note that there is no mention of "These are guidelines only and a police officer has discretion to act outside of them providing he acts fairly, consistently and proportionately."One day, someone might make things work perfectly before release. Sadly not in my or your lifetime. At least by finding problems and sorting them, we are still alive.
24th April 2017, 10:54 PM #4
Edit...it appears that you can get a Band A fine if you're doing 31 in a 30mph zone
The new Sentencing Councils guidelines revised 2017 are
Blimey, even in Australia you get 3km grace and I thought they were unrealistic but now the UK is even worse.
So we can all expect a lot of tickets then
25th April 2017, 04:00 PM #5TomTom Expert
One day, someone might make things work perfectly before release. Sadly not in my or your lifetime. At least by finding problems and sorting them, we are still alive.
25th April 2017, 09:22 PM #6
Yes, I read that post & I agree they should get a bit tougher with some offences. However, this new speeding legislation is a bit too much as speedos are not that accurate so even the most careful drivers are going to fall foul of this law.
26th April 2017, 03:00 AM #7TomTom Expert
I think, or at least it had happened to me in the past, the police can be ok with speeders in circumstances, weather, the way you drive and the others on the road. I have no points, but I have been stopped in Austria, Hungary, but that was for tolls, In Germany it was a warning for speeding. In Romania, they were more interested in the car. Last time in UK many years ago it was the car again (how could a Vauxhall beat a BMW M3. At the very least if you do get stopped, be pleasant with them. They are only doing their job. Wish they caurt the none MOT, No Insurance, stolens cars though. So overall, be happy and safe.
And do not drink or smoke pot and drive. I have NO sympathy if they get stopped or die
26th April 2017, 11:52 PM #8
It's been so long that I can't remember the last time I had points on my license and like you I'm always courteous IF I get stopped...which is never.
But that's in the UK...in Oz, you get stopped all the time & spoken to like dirt
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Flashed on me near Dortmund at 86/70 km/h - feel lucky now as it was 21 April wonder if I get the ticket? There are only 3 cameras on my usual 1100 km through Europe trip and this bloody thing on slip road between 2 motorways always get me - must keep the music lower next time ...