What happens if you get caught Speeding now?
From April 2017 the rules around speeding and the fines/penalties issued are changing. The fines issued will be linked to your weekly wage, so the faster you go and the more you earn, the greater the penalty.
What happens if you get caught driving between 31 to 40 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone? – You are likely to get a fine of 50% of your weekly income and three points on your licence.
What happens if you get caught driving between 41 to 50 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone? – You are likely to get a fine of 100% of your weekly income and 4 to 6 points on your licence or a disqualification of between 7 and 28 days.
What happens if you get caught driving between 51 or above in a 30 MPH Zone? – You are likely to get a fine of 150% of your weekly income and 6 points on your licence or a disqualification of between 7 and 56 days.
What is a 30 MPH Zone?
This is a built up area in which the speed limit is automatically set at 30 MPH, these roads are restricted roads and are identified easily as they will have street lights. Another definition is ‘unless an order has been made and the road is signed to the contrary, a 30 mph speed limit applies where there are three or more lamps throwing light on the carriageway and placed not more than 183 metres apart.
What happens if I get caught speeding in a leased car or van?
The majority of leased cars or vans are not registered in your own name. If you have a car or van on a personal or business contract, that is owned by a vehicle finance, hire or leasing company then any speeding notifications will be sent to them first, then they process the paperwork and then send this on to you with a charge, normally about £35-50+VAT.
So, be a good driver, keep safe and within the speed limits and avoid the costs!