As of 24th April 2017, there are harsher punishments for those who speed along roads and motorways in England and Wales with the most serious speeding offences being punished the most severely.
For example, drivers who are caught doing 51mph and above in a 30mph zone or 101mph and over on a motorway can face fines between 125% and 175% of their weekly income. Drivers could also face a ban of between seven and 56 days or six points on their licence.
However, the new fines are capped at a maximum of £1,000 for non-motorway offences and £2,500 for those caught speeding on the motorway. Full details of the new guidelines can be found in the table below:
|Speed Limit (MPH)||Recorded Speed - Band C Fine||Recorded Speed - Band B Fine||Recorded Speed - Band A Fine|
|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|
|Potential Fine|| 125 - 175% of relevant weekly income||75 - 125% of relevant weekly income||25 - 75% of relevant weekly income|
|Disqualification/points||Seven to 56 days OR six points||Seven to 28 days OR four to six points||Three points|