The Sentencing Council has announced revised guidelines on sentencing for the most serious speeding offences from Monday, 24 April 2017. These changes do not affect the sentencing levels for less serious offences.

What is a serious and excessive level?

Examples of excessive levels above the legal limits include doing:

  • 41 mph or above in a 20 mph limit;
  • 51 mph or above in a 30 mph limit;
  • 66 mph or above in a 40 mph limit;
  • 76 mph or above in a 50 mph limit;
  • 91 mph or above in a 60 mph limit;
  • over 101 mph on a motorway.

                                                                                                                                            Maximum fines                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The maximum fine for speeding in most cases remains at the current level of £1,000, however if you’re driving on a motorway the maximum fine limit is £2,500.

If you want to know out more, have a look at the Sentencing Council website - details can be found here.

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