Speeding fines to rise from April 2017

Current speeding fines

The maximum fine for speeding is currently £1,000. The maximum penalty rises to £2,500 if you are caught speeding on a motorway.

The current minimum fine for speeding is £100 and three points on your driving licence. Plus, if your speeding fine is the being added to a clean licence the police often give you the option of attending a speed awareness course instead of enforcing the fine and penalty points. If you do not have a clean licence at the time of the offence the police do not offer the police awareness course as an option.

New speeding fines

The new rules for speeding fines come into affect from 24th April 2017. There are now three bands (A, B and C) and your speeding fine amount payable depend on your weekly wage from your employment. The other factor affecting how much your speeding fine will be is the circumstances within which you were caught speeding. For example, if you were caught in a highly populated area such as London the fine would be higher. Another factor considered is weather conditions such as was it raining and should you have been taking more care by driving below the speed limit? Previous convictions will also be looked at when your speeding fine is calculated.


New speeding fines calculator

The two tables below explain the percentage of your weekly income that determines your speed fine.

How to calculate your weekly wage: To calculate you weekly income simply divide your annual income by 52. If you earned £20,000 annually. Your weekly wage is 20,000 / 52 which is £384.62.

How to calculate your speeding fine: Use the second table below to find the percentage of your weekly wage the speed fine will be calculated at. To calculate percentages simply multiply your weekly wage by the percentage (i.e. 50% would be 50, 175% would be 175, etc.) and then that number divided by 100.

Speed limit Recorded speed of your vehicle by the police in MPH (Bands A, B and C)
 

Band C

Band B

Band A

20mph

41 and above

31-41

21-30

30mph

51 and above

41-50

31-40

40mph

66 and above

56-65

44-55

50mph

76 and above

66-75

51-65

60mph

91 and above

81-90

61-80

70mph

101 and above

91-100

71-90

Points/Disqualification

Disqualify 7 to 56 days or 6 points

Disqualify 7 to 28 days or 4 to 6 points

3 points

Adjustments rates

The amount you are fined for speeding is adjustable by the enforcing police officer or court attended. The below table explains the starting point which is the normal speeding fine (as a percentage of your weekly wage). The range explains the lowest to the highest monetary speeding fine you can be made to pay for a speeding offence. Generally it is 25% more and 25% less than the starting point of the speeding fine.

  Starting Point Range
Fine Band A 50% of weekly income 25 - 75% of weekly income
Fine Band B 100% of weekly income 75 - 125% of weekly income
Fine Band C 150% of weekly income 125 - 175% of weekly income

Knowing the speed limit in advance for all roads in the UK

You can protect your licence using a device that tells you all of the speed limits of all roads across the UK.

The most comprehensive device is by Snooper called the Snooper MY-SPEED XL. The My Speed XL displays on screen the road speed limit of every road in across Europe as well as your speed. If you are speeding there will be a red circle around your speed and if you are below the speed limit the speed readout on screen will feature a green circle around it. You will also receive audible warnings if you are driving above the speed limit. This Snooper is also a speed camera detector but it is only GPS and there is no radar or laser technology for detecting mobile speed camera locations.

If you want to detect mobile speed cameras via laser and also have a displayed speed limit for all roads across the UK then the Road Angel Gem+ Deluxe is the speed camera detector to buy. This system displays the speed limit for all roads but there is no audible warning when exceeding the speed limit. It is however possible to set a pre-set single speed limit to be warned to when exceeding. This feature could be used for motorway driving but may be unsuitable for non-motorway driving where road speed limits change frequently.

If you want a device to warn to speed cameras but do not require speed limits for all roads then the Snooper 4ZERO will detect all speed cameras using GPS, radar and laser technology. Likewise the Cheetah C550 will warn to all speed cameras but does not include radar or laser detection capabilities.

Visit our shop to read more about speed limit warning devices and speed camera detectors.

Last updated: 20th April 2017