Watch Out for New Speeding Fines

Watch Out for New Speeding Fines

The speeding penalties have changed recently and you can now face fines of up to 175% of your weekly income if you’re caught driving well over the speed limit. The Sentencing Council said it wanted a “clear increase in penalty” as a result of serious offences increasing.

To make sure you know what’s changing, see below a table of the speed limit with its band of fine.

Speed limit (mph) Recorded speed (mph)
20 21 – 30 31 – 40 41+
30 31 – 40 41 – 50 51+
40 41 – 55 56 – 65 66+
50 51 – 65 66 – 75 76+
60 61 – 80 81 – 90 91+
70 71 – 90 91 – 100 101+
Sentence Band A Band B Band C

 

The penalties work out as a percentage of your weekly income.

Band A: will face a fine between 25% and 75% of their weekly wage.

Band B: Can expect to pay between 75% and 125% of their weekly income – and could also get points on their licence.

Band C: The maximum penalty you could face is between 125% and 175% of your weekly pay (capped at £1,000 or £2,500, depending on the type of road you’re caught speeding on). You could also face a ban from driving for up to 56 days or get six points on your licence.

These new speeding penalties will replace the existing level of 100% of a driver’s weekly pay.

As a HGV driver, it is important that you have as few points on your licence as possible to ensure you can work for our clients. Speeding can cause you to have a driving ban and thus a loss of earnings for up to 56 days.

Don’t forget also, you could face a £200 fine and six penalty points if you drive with your mobile.

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