New Speeding Laws Come into Place

From today – April 24th – new speeding laws come into place with stricter penalties introduced to reflect the seriousness of the offence.

Drivers caught doing 41mph in a 20mph zone, 51mph in a 40 mph zone or 66mph in a 40mph zone could see fines increase from 100% to 150% of their weekly income.

For the worst offenders, fines for speeding offences can now be as much as £2500 (0r 175% of he driver’s weekly income). These drivers (caught doing 101mph or more in a 70mph zone could also face being disqualified for 56 days for “driving grossly in excess of the speed limit” according to the Sentencing Council. The Bands are outlined below:

Band A – Driver’s will receive 3 penalty points and a fine, which starts at 50%, but can range from 25% to 75% of their weekly income.

Band B – Driver’s will receive 4-6 penalty points OR disqualification from driving for 7-28 days and a fine which starts at 100%, but can range from 75% to 125% of their weekly income.

Band C – Driver’s will receive 6 penalty points OR disqualification from driving for 7-56 days and a fine, which starts at 150%, but can range from 125% to 175% of their weekly income.

The Sentencing Council explain that the move aims to ensure there is a “clear increase in penalty as the seriousness of offending increases”.

Full information on the changes can be found at https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/item/speeding-revised-2017/