Speeding penalties have changed. If you’re caught speeding in England and Wales you’ll be facing a much tougher penalty; up to 175% of your weekly income, and plus points on your licence, or even disqualification.

The new speeding penalties are split into three bands:

  • Band A: 3 points
  • Band B: 7-28 days disqualification OR 4-6 points
  • Band C: 7-56 days disqualification OR 6 points (if you’re disqualified for 56+ days you must apply for a new licence, and may even have to retake your test before you can drive again)
Speed Limit Band A Band B Band C
20mph 21 – 30mph 31 – 40mph 41 and above
30mph 31 – 40mph 41 – 50mph 51 and above
40mph 41 – 55mph 56 – 65mph 66 and above
50mph 51 – 65mph 66 – 75mph 76 and above
60mph 61 – 80mph 81 – 90mph 91 and above
70mph 71 – 80mph 91 – 100mph 101 and above
Penalty 3 Points Disqualify 7-28 days
OR 4-6 points
Disqualify 7-56 days
OR 6 points

If you’ve held your driving licence for less than 2 years and receive 6 or more points (band B or C penalty) your licence will be revoked. 

RAC spokesman Pete Williams said: “Anyone who breaks the limit excessively is a danger to every other road user and is unnecessarily putting lives at risk.

“Hopefully, hitting these offenders harder in the pocket will make them think twice before doing it again in the future.”

 

 

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