Amandeep Murria of Kangs Solicitors outlines the new speeding rules which came into force on the 24th April 2017.

Level of Fines | Kangs Motoring Advisory Solicitors

  • Anyone exceeding the speed limit will now face a higher fine.
  • The increase can amount to as much as 175 % of weekly income together with a driving licence endorsment of a minimum number of three penalty points.
  • higher level of fines will be imposed on those drivers, who, for example, are caught doing 41 mph in a 20 mph zone, 51 mph in a 30 mph zone or 66 mph in a 40 mph zone.
  • drivers caught speeding at more than 101 mph when the speed limit is 70 mph could also be disqualified for up to 56 days.

Categorisation of Fines | Kangs Solicitors Motoring Team

The fines imposed by the Court are now determined in the following categories:

  • Band A 50 % of weekly income
  • Band B 100 % of weekly income
  • Band C 150 % of weekly income

The Court will not exceed the maximum fines allowed in law.

The maximum fine for speeding is £1000, unless the speeding offence takes place on the motorway, where the maximum fine is £2500.

The Courts Sentencing Approach | Kangs Trial Solicitors

Steps 1 and 2 – Determining the offence seriousness

The starting point applies to all offenders irrespective of plea or previous convictions.

Speed limit (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 Band B fine Band A fine
Points/disqualification Disqualify 7 – 56 days OR 6 points Disqualify 7 – 28
days OR  4 – 6 points
3 points

Where an offender is driving grossly in excess of the speed limit the court should consider a disqualification in excess of 56 days.

The court ought to then consider a further adjustment for any aggravating or mitigating factors. Consideration of the relevant factors should result in an upward or downward adjustment before the sentence is imposed.

How Can We Help? | Kangs Motoring Law Solicitors

We have an established team with proven success in defending motoring cases as illustrated by the following sample of cases:

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We are able to offer clients initial advice as well as representation in court in relation to speeding  cases.

Our specialist team will identify the relevant aggravating and mitigating factors specific to your circumstances.

We are here to help you whether you are:

Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs Solicitors For Driving Offences

We provide a national service from our offices in Birmingham, London and Manchester.

Please feel free to contact our specialist solicitors below and we will be offer you expert advice on your case.

Sukhdip Randhawa
srandhawa@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396 | 07989 521 210 (24hr Emergency Number)

Helen Holder
hholder@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Amandeep Murria
amurrias@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Steve Micklewright
smicklewright@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396