Dispute Your Band C Speeding Fine Without a Lawyer and Win
As a driver, being caught driving past the required speed limit is a heart-sinking moment. There are severe consequences of speeding in the UK, including being imposed heavy fines or being disqualified from driving.
According to the new speeding penalty system introduced in 2017, the minimum fine for speeding is £100, while the maximum fine is £1000. These fines are classified under Band A, Band B, and Band C depending on how far over the speed limit you were driving.
Band C ranks highest in terms of the severity of the speeding offence and fines accrued. If you were caught speeding and disagree with the speeding charge, you can contest the speeding ticket.
Contesting a speeding ticket, especially Band C, is definitely not a walk in the park. Luckily, you can use DoNotPay to help you make the best case and avoid paying the speeding ticket. Read on to learn more about Band C speeding fine and how you can use our product to fight them.
How Does a Band C Speeding Ticket Work?
You are most likely to be issued with a Band C ticket if you were caught driving at 76mph or above in a 50mph zone or more than 101mph on a motorway. According to the Sentencing Council's new sentencing guidelines, any driver with a Band C speeding faces the following penalties:
|Speeding Fine||125-175% of their weekly income|
|Penalty Points||6 points|
|Period Banned from Driving||Up to 56 days|
In the UK, if you are disqualified from driving for 56 days, you will need to register for a new licence.
Band A and Band C have less severe charges and penalty points.
- For Band B, you may be fined 75-125% of relevant weekly income, be disqualified from driving for one to seven weeks or receive four to six penalty points on your licence.
- For Band A, you may receive a 25-75% fine on your weekly income and three points on your licence.
What Can Increase the Seriousness of a Speeding Ticket?
Some factors from the Sentencing Council increase the seriousness of your speeding ticket case. They include:
- Speeding while driving a trailer or town caravan
- Speeding near a school
- Speeding near pedestrians
- Previous convictions and their relationship with the speeding ticket or the period since the last conviction
- Receiving a parking ticket while on bail
- Speeding on poor roads or in harsh weather conditions
Factors That May Reduce the Seriousness of Your Speeding Ticket
Some of the factors from the Sentencing Council that can reduce the seriousness of your speeding ticket case include:
- Clean criminal records or no recent convictions
- Good driving records
- Honest emergency shown
How Do I Challenge a Band C Speeding Ticket on My Own?
Your case may end up in court if you receive a Band C speeding ticket if your efforts to appeal the speeding ticket with the local authorities are not successful. Contesting a Band C speeding ticket in court requires you to have solid grounds for dispute.
Some of the ways that you can defend your Band C speeding fine include:
- The road signs were unclear
- Prove that you were not the one driving
- Prove that you were not speeding
You can provide strong evidence such as video recordings or photographs to support the above defences.
There are other typical grounds for dispute, including that you are unaware of the speed limit, were in a rush or the road seemed insecure. The magistrate is mainly likely to deny most of these excuses. You may also decide to accept that you are speeding in an effort to lower the penalty.
Presenting yourself in court may not be the best option. It is essential to hire an experienced third party to create a solid case on your behalf. DoNotPay has created Ticket Disputes services that can help you dispute your Band C speeding fine at the click of a button. Our services are straightforward, allowing you to save money and time.
Contest Your Band C Speeding Fine in Less Than 120 Seconds
DoNotPay has fought hundreds of thousands of speeding tickets and won. Yours can be next! Below are the simple steps to follow when contesting or appealing Band C speeding fine using DoNotPay:
- Log-in to DoNotPay and go to the Speeding Ticket category. Select the Speeding Ticket product.
- Upload a photo of your citation.
- Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.
- That's it! You'll receive an appeal letter that contains the best argument to win your case.
It's really that simple! You can use the carefully crafted appeal letter to serve as your argument when you challenge your ticket.
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
Besides contesting Band C speeding fine, our product can help you with other traffic ticket issues in the UK, including:
- Notice of Intended Prosecution
- Parking tickets in the UK
- Increased insurance costs due to speeding tickets
Join us today to contest your Band C speeding fine in the UK!