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A Closer Look at UK Speeding Penalties

It's never a good experience - you're late for work, so you step on the gas just a little bit harder that day. Before you get very far, you see the flashing lights in your mirror, and you know you're in serious trouble. Worried about the penalties that might be coming your way? Take a look at what you could be facing.

At the Minimum

At the very least, you're going to have points added to your licence. You can typically expect to have 3 penalty points added to your licence. In addition to those penalty points, though, you'll also likely be facing a fine. In most cases, your minimum fine is £100, but that's a minimum number. Most fines are far higher. Once you've been stopped, the police will decide whether to simply issue you a ticket or prosecute you through the courts. In general, if you're doing four to five miles over the speed limit, you'll simple be issued a ticket. Should you be caught speeding at a higher rate, you'll be prosecuted for the offence. For example, if the limit is 20 mph where you're caught speeding, you'll be issued a ticket if you're doing 24 to 34 mph. If you're exceeding the speed limit by more than that amount, you will probably be prosecuted.

No matter how fast you were going or how severe the penalty, it may be best to have the right solicitor on your side when you've been pulled over for speeding. There are ways to contest speeding tickets, and we can help. Contact us today to learn more about how to fight a prosecution or a ticket. Experienced in cases just like yours, we're here to make certain your record remains clear. 

07/12/2015 12:44