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Speeding fine calculator

The latest UK speeding fines and laws explained

Speeding fines calculator

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Tell us your annual income, the speed limit and how fast you were driving

What was the speed limit?

You could be fined

This is of your weekly income

You could also have points on your license

How much is a speeding fine?

The amount you're fined depends on which band your speeding fine falls into and how much faster than the limit you were driving.

The minimum speeding fine is £100 and 3 penalty points on your licence. Instead of taking 3 penalty points, you could be offered the chance to go on a speed awareness course.

For more serious offences, you could be fined up to 175% of your weekly income. And if you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of 3 years you could be disqualified from driving.

What is the maximum fine for speeding?

The maximum possible fine for speeding is £1,000 on normal roads, and £2,500 on motorways.

The figures shown in the table represent the typical fines for each band (A, B and C). Serious offences and mitigating circumstances could raise or lower the fine within that band.

Speed limit (mph) Speed for band A Speed for band B Speed for band C
Fine 25-75% of weekly income 75-125% of weekly income 125-175% of weekly income
Points/disqualification 3 points on your licence Disqualification for 7-28 days or 4-6 points on your licence Disqualification for 7-56 days or 6 points on your licence

Need more help?

Can you check if you've been caught speeding?

No. There is no way to check if you’ve been caught speeding, you just have to wait to see if your speeding notice arrives in the post.

If you've been caught by a speed camera, you should be sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and Section 172 notice in the post. You must return the Section 172 notice within 28 days, telling the police who was driving the car at the time.

If you've been stopped by the police, they will either have given you a verbal warning, given or sent you a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) or ordered you to go to court. If you're ordered to go to court, you'll be sent a letter telling you what to do.

How long does it take to get a speeding ticket?

You should receive your Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and Section 172 notice within 14 days of you being caught speeding. But, this can depend on what kind of system caught you, and the police force handling the fine. The time of year could also have an impact.

How many speeding fines are issued in the UK?

According to Auto Express, there were a total of 1.87 million speeding tickets issued in 2021, of which 287,554 were cancelled for various reasons.

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