Tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences have come into force in England and Wales.
What speeding fines can I get with the new laws?
Fines are divided into three bands – A, B and C – which correspond to how serious the speeding offence is.
Drivers caught at speeds up to 10 mph over the limit are classed as band A, with band B fares relating to offences where motorists were clocked at 11-21 mph
over the limit.
The most serious category of offence is band C, which applies to drivers exceeding the speed limit by more than 21mph
||SPEED OVER LIMIT
||1 - 10 mph
||25 - 75% of weekly wage
||11 - 21 mph
||75 - 125% of weekly wage
||21 mph and over
||125 - 175% of weekly wage
These band C offenders face fines between 125 and 175 per cent of their weekly wage, which could see the wealthiest motorists slapped with penalties close to
the £2,500 limit.
They could still also be banned from driving for up to 56 days or get six points on their licence.
Meanwhile, band B offenders can expect fines between 75 and 125 per cent of their weekly wage, and band A offenders could be slapped with fines equalling
5-75 per cent of their weekly wage.
First time speeders can avoid the increased fines if they take a speed awareness course, although this option does not apply to repeat offenders.
Initial fines could be adjusted based on the court’s discretion based on the conditions in the case.
Some variables such as the weather conditions, timing of the offence and population density of the area could affect the total fine.