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.”