A stricter fining system is being implemented to try and make drivers “think twice” – but just how much will offenders have to fork out?

Previously, if you were caught speeding the minimum fine was £100 and three penalty points on your licence.

And the maximum fine was £1,000, or £2,500 if you were caught on the motorway.

Drivers faced being fined 100 per cent of their weekly salary – up to £2,500 – but that is set to change.

After April 24, the cap of £2,500 will remain, but offenders can be charged up to 175 per cent of their weekly income if they are caught speeding.

The minimum fine of £100 and three points will still remain the same.

What speeding fines can I get with the new laws?

Fines are divided into three bands – A, B and C – which correspond to how serious the speeding offence is.

Drivers caught at speeds up to 10 mph over the limit are classed as band A, with band B fares relating to offences where motorists were clocked at 11-21 mph over the limit.

The most serious category of offence is band C, which applies to drivers exceeding the speed limit by more than 21 mph.


These band C offenders face fines between 125 and 175 per cent of their weekly wage, which could see the wealthiest motorists slapped with penalties close to the £2,500 limit.

They could still also be banned from driving for up to 56 days or get six points on their licence.

Meanwhile, band B offenders can expect fines between 75 and 125 per cent of their weekly wage, and band A offenders could be slapped with fines equalling 25-75 per cent of their weekly wage.