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SP30 – Exceeding Statutory Speed Limit on a Public Road

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SP30 – Exceeding Statutory Speed Limit on a Public Road

What is the offence?

Driving on a public road (non-motorway) exceeding the speed limit.

Points and Fines

When caught exceeding the speed limit, a police officer can issue an on the spot fine of £60 and 3 penalty points. If you are caught by a GATSO speed camera you may be summoned to court (see the Association of Chief of Police Officers Guidelines below). Any further penalty points obtained using evidence from a GATSO Camera are accumulated on your licence. 12 such points will lead to an automatic disqualification and a TT99 endorsement on your license under the ‘totting up’ system.

Association of Chief Police Officers Guidelines

Below is a table of the current guidelines given to the ACPO:

Speed Limit Fixed Penalty Court Summons
20 Mph 25 Mph 35 Mph
30 Mph 35 Mph 50 Mph
40 Mph 46 Mph 66 Mph
50 Mph 57 Mph 76 Mph
60 Mph 68 Mph 86 Mph
70 Mph 79 Mph 96 Mph

These guidelines set out the minimum figures at which a Fixed Penalty Notice and a Court Summons would normally be considered appropriate for a speeding offence, if there are no other aggravating circumstances.

Maximum Points and Fines

Fine not exceeding Level 3

Fines are penalties available to courts for a wide variety of offences. In the Magistrates’ Courts offences that attract fines are subject to maximums from Level 1 to Level 5.

  • Level 1: £200
  • Level 2: £500
  • Level 3: £1,000
  • Level 4: £2,500
  • Level 5: £5,000

There’s no limit to the amount the Crown Court can fine, but the amount will take into account the seriousness of the offence and the offender’s ability to pay.

Endorsement with 3 – 6 Penalty Points

Each endorsement has a unique offence code and is allocated ‘penalty points’ on a scale from one to eleven, depending on the severity of the offence. The endorsement (and penalty points) is updated on your driver record and written on your paper driving licence or the counterpart document of your photo card driving licence. Under the New Drivers Act 1995, your licence is automatically revoked (withdrawn) if you build up six or more penalty points within two years of passing your driving test. You will then have to apply for a provisional licence and re-take both the theory and practical driving tests before you can be again issued with a full licence.

A driver who accumulates 12 penalty points or more within a period of three years is liable to a disqualification of at least six months.

Discretionary disqualification (depending on the speed)

If you are doing more than 30mph over the limit you are likely to be disqualified from driving. This will depend a variety of factors including:

  1. Speed
  2. Road conditions
  3. Weather

If you are offered a fixed penalty, and you are guilty then you may be best to accept this. Your licence will be endorsed with minimum number of penalty points and the fine is likely to be less than if you go to a court and are found guilty.

If you have driving convictions, points on your license and/or previous accidents and claims, you will need a specialist insurance provider.

Here at The Policy Shop we can help whether you have SP30 (speeding), CD10 (careless driving), IN10 (driving without insurance) or DR10 (drink driving) motoring convictions.

As long as you are aged 19 and over with a Full UK driving license, convicted driver car insurance has never been so easy.

Because of the specialist consideration that we give to your individual circumstances, the price quoted on the website may not be our best, so one of our team will call you back to confirm the details.

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