Easily Appeal Your Ticket and Avoid UK Speeding Fines
No one wants to get a speeding ticket in the UK (or anywhere else for that matter). There are consequences for getting a speeding ticket in the UK beyond the fine. The impact of getting multiple offences includes potential disqualification from driving. Additionally, a successful appeal of a speeding ticket can save a lot of money.
Fines are determined by income in the UK. A speeding fine could be up to 175% of your income.
Speed Limits in the UK to be aware of:
The national speed limits are:
- Motorway 70 mph (112 km/h)
- Dual carriageway 70 mph (112 km/h)
- Single carriageway 60 mph (96/km/h)
- Built-up areas 30 mph (48 km/h)
Local councils can establish lower speed limits in areas around a school or on stretches of road with particular hazards. School zones are typically 20 mph, and hazardous stretches of road are often reduced to 50 mph or less.
What is the Cost of a Speeding Ticket in the UK?
Speeding tickets have many costs. A basic speeding ticket is expensive to begin with. Additional costs and consequences should be considered when deciding how to proceed. It may be worth it to appeal a speeding ticket based on the consequences of leaving it on your record.
The minimum fine for a speeding ticket is £100. A driver will also receive 3 points against their licence for a Band A speeding offence. Once a driver has accumulated 12 points in a 3-year period, they face the potential of being disqualified to drive.
The fines for speeding in the UK can be steep. Speeding fines in the UK vary by Band, depending on how much over the speed limit a driver was going. See the chart below to assess the cost of a speeding ticket at a glance.
The minimum fine for speeding in the UK is £100. Fines can reach £1000. A ticket for speeding on the motorway can cost up to £2500.
Insurance costs can go up significantly if there are endorsements on a driving record. This can adversely affect employment as well, especially if driving is part of someone's work.
|Speed Limit||Band A||Band B||Band C|
|Fine (% of wages)||25–75%||75–125%||125–175%|
How is a Speeding Ticket Issued?
When stopped by police, they may provide you with:
- A verbal warning
- A Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) - Standard £100 fine and 3 points.
- Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) - Driver must appear in court.
- Offer a speed awareness course - A driver can be offered a course if they have not attended one within 3 years.
In order to appeal a ticket, a driver must appear in court.
A Caveat for New Drivers Getting Speeding Tickets
A driver within two years of passing their driving test will have their licence revoked if they accumulate 6 points within that period.
Fighting a Speeding Ticket in the UK
It is possible to have the assessed fine increased if you go to court. It's also possible to have the fine reduced, or dismissed, by a judge.
The best way to fight a speeding ticket is to follow the steps outlined by DoNotPay. The DoNotPay process for appealing a speeding ticket has been successful for over 200,000 drivers over the last few years.
How Long Will a Speeding Fine be on my Driving Record?
It will be four years before your driving record is clear of a speeding fine. More serious offences, such as drink or drug driving, will stay on your record for 11 years. This is an important reason for appealing a ticket. The cost of subsequent tickets may be based on your driving history. Accumulating additional tickets or endorsements during the time allocated for any other offences could lead to the disqualification to drive.
Contest Your Speeding Tickets in the UK with DoNotPay
Speeding tickets in the UK are costly. Keeping your driving record clean saves your reputation, your license, and future problems. DoNotPay has a track record of successfully helping thousands of drivers appeal their tickets with just a few easy steps. In just minutes, you will have your appeal started.
Here are the 4 easy steps to get your appeal started:
- 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 is really quite simple! You can use the carefully crafted appeal letter to serve as your argument when you challenge your ticket. We help with the letter, you sign it, and send it to the proper authorities.
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