Motoring Defence

Speeding Offences

Speeding is one of the most common offences that drivers in the UK are prosecuted for. There are many different speeding offences which you may be charged with. Your punishment will very much depend on how much over the speed limit you were caught driving. Anything over 10% of the speed limit may mean you are charged with a speeding offence. The most common speed offences are :

  • Driving over 30mph
  • Caught Driving over 40mph
  • Driving over 50mph
  • Caught Driving over 60mph
  • Driving over 70mph

You may get the option to take a speed awareness course if it is your first speeding offence. This course is designed to help you to think about the impact speeding has on other drivers and what could happen. In order to be considered for a speed awareness course: Call our Motoring Offences Solicitors if you are facing motoring charges.

  • Your speed should be less than 10% above the speed limit. For example, if you were caught speeding in a 30 mph zone, your speed would have to be less than 33 mph.
  • The course costs you the same as your speeding fine. However, you avoid getting any penalty points on your driving licence

If you are caught speeding on the motorway. You do not have the option of taking a speed awareness course.

What are the penalties? for speeding offences

If you are caught speeding and stopped at the roadside you will be given:

  • A fixed penalty notice which is 3 penalty points and £100 fine
  • Or summoned to court

If your offence was serious enough to be summoned to court, you could face:

  •  A maximum fine of £2,500 to drivers of buses or goods vehicles
  •  A maximum fine of £1,000 for all other drivers
  •  Penalty points on your driving licence
  •  Magistrates have the discretion to disqualify you from driving for up to 56 days as an alternative to penalty points
  •  Any new driver who gets 6 or more points on their licence within 2 years of passing their test will have their licence revoked and they will have to pass their test again
  • Depending on the current number of points on your licence, if you get 12 or more points on your licence, you will receive a minimum 6-month driving ban due to the process of totting up. In certain circumstance, you may be able to plead exceptional hardship. Speak with your local solicitor today

What are the penalties for a speeding offence 

A fixed penalty notice which is 3 penalty points and £100 fine

Or summoned to court

What happens if I go to court for speeding 

It could be up to a maximum fine of £1000. Additional penalty points and the magistrate has the discretion to disqualify you from driving for up to 56 days as an alternative to penalty points

Relate: Driving Without a Licence 

Related Article: Motoring Offences The Chances Of Conviction

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Why Choose Us for Your Motoring Defence case?

  • We understand that you need to protect your driving licence.
  • We can offer you our help, wherever you are in England and Wales.
  • We are the first choice for professionals who need help with keeping their driving licence. We act on behalf of many other solicitors – and also doctors, teachers and vets who are facing a motoring offence. This is in addition to taxi drivers, lorry drivers and others who drive for a living.
  • We have access to experts who may be able to mitigate your motoring offence, such as speed detection experts, alcohol back-calculation experts and medical experts, too.
  • Our experienced motoring offences team has a reputation for achieving excellent results. We will put all of our collective experience behind you.
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