Speeding and speed cameras

Speeding and speed cameras

Motor offences for individuals

Speeding is the most common motoring offence.

If you are caught breaking the speed limit, you may receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution through the post or verbally from a police officer.

For lower speeds, this will often result in three penalty points and a fine, although a speed awareness course may be offered as an alternative to penalty points. While the driver will not need to pay the fine, they will need to pay a similar price in course fees.

Higher speeds, usually at least 40 percent over the limit, frequently attract a ban of from seven to 120 days. Alternatively six penalty points can be awarded, which can lead to disqualification as a result of totting up more than 12 points.

The maximum punishment for speeding on the motorway is £2,500 and six penalty points or disqualification.

If you were driving at speeds in excess of 140mph, you may be charged with dangerous driving.

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