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
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.
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