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Speeding in the UK- A Real Definition

If you spend any time driving, you’ve probably gone over the speed limit at some point. Almost everyone is guilty of this offence and it usually happens without a hitch. Although casual speeding is nothing to get freaked out about, it does pay to be educated on the actual ins and outs of speeding; there is much more technical information about speeding than you may think. Below are speeding offences that you may be violating without even knowing it. A good source to check out is gov.uk/speed-limits:

SP10- Exceeding good vehicle speed limits

SP20-Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle

SP30-Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road

SP40-Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit

SP50-Exceeding speed limit on a motorway

When getting a ticket, you are susceptible to receiving a penalty of 3-6 points on your licence that will remain on your driving record for four years after the date of the offence. Any speeding ticket will also come with a minimum fine of £100 and will revoke your licence if you build up 12 points within a three-year period. For those within two years of passing their driving test, this maximum point range is only six.

Driving on the road is a huge convenience, one that most people take for granted until they actually lose their licence. In order to keep on the roads, educate yourself about driving laws, and not only the speeding laws listed above. Furthermore, know that you can be ticketed in person, or you can be captured on a speeding camera and billed for the ticket amount on a later date. The first step to keeping your licence is knowledge of the laws. The second and equally important step is to find a solicitor to call when facing a ticket; this can save your money and licence.

14/01/2016 12:45