Speeding is the most common of all driving offences. For most people caught by the police speeding results in a fixed penalty for 3 points and a fine. If the police have accused you of speeding and you want to challenge the case against you, I may be able to help. Are you worried about a driving ban for speeding? I can help with that too.
Things I Look Out For in a Speeding Case
- Errors in the notice of intended prosecution (NIP)
- Errors in the requirement to provide driver details (s.172 notice)
- Is there any evidence that the accused was driving?
- Can the prosecution prove what the speed limit was?
- Can the prosecution prove the driver’s speed?
- Lack of calibration of the speed detection device
- Errors in the use of the speed detection device
- Errors in procedure by the police
- Errors in procedure by the prosecution
Also Known As
- Driving with excess speed
- Exceeding the speed limit
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Penalties for Speeding
The maximum sentence is:
- £1,000 fine on a normal road
- £2,500.00 on a motorway
- 3-6 penalty points
- Disqualification from driving
The police can impose a fixed penalty for speeding of 3 penalty points and £100.00.
The police can offer a driver education course for speeding.
When a magistrates’ court sentences for excess speed they use these guidelines.
|Speed Limit (mph)||Recorded speed (mph)|
|Sentencing Range||Band A fine||Band B fine||Band C fine|
|Points/Disqualificaton||3 points||Disqualify 7-28 days OR 4-6 points||Disqualify 7-56 days OR 6 points|
Crown Court or Magistrates’ Court?
Speeding trials and guilty pleas are always in the Magistrates’ Court. Appeals are in the Crown Court.
Find Out More
- Legal advice for a police interview
- Taking a case to trial in the Magistrates’ Court
- Special reasons not to disqualify or give penalty points
- Avoiding a driving ban for 12 penalty points (or more)
- How I can help with a guilty plea in the Magistrates’ Court
- Appeals to the Crown Court against conviction and sentence
- Second opinions
- Great value fixed fees
Unsure If You Need Legal Representation for Speeding?
Before you decide if you need a solicitor, call me or send a message under no obligation.