Speeding Offences

Speeding is one of the most common offences that drivers in the UK are prosecuted for and 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 :

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:

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

What are the penalties?

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

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


Have you been questioned, charged or summoned with any motoring matter? If so, call Ashmans Solicitors in confidence now on 03330 096 275 (24hrs).

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