The New Speeding Laws explained
What does that mean if I’m caught speeding?
Band C speeding fine
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.
Band B speeding fine
You might receive a band B speeding fine for doing between 41-50mph in a 30mph limit, in which case you’d face a fine equivalent to 100% of your weekly income (£480, based on earnings of £25,000 a year), and 4 penalty points on your driving licence, or disqualification from driving for up to 28 days.
Band A speeding fine
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.
any questions or queries regarding the new speeding laws, please see the new amendment to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.89(1). https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/item/speeding-revised-2017/