New drivers, committing a first time offence can still benefit from a speed awareness course which would stop the points being applied to their licence.
A new three-band system will determine how much a driver should be charged and how many points they will receive.
Band A offences are for drivers travelling between one and 10mph over the stated speed limit.
Band B offences relate to drivers exceeding the speed limits by between 11 and 20mph.
Band C offences correspond to offence which are 21mph and above the stated speed limit.
Drivers can receive three penalty points for a band A offence, between four and six for a band B and six points for a band C charge.
The band system also relates to a percentage charge range of their weekly wage.
Band A offence charges begin at 50 per cent of your weekly wage but can range from 25per cent to 75 per cent.
Band B offences begin at 100 per cent of your wage but are variable from 75 per cent and 125 per cent.
Band C offences begin at 150 per cent but are variable from 125 per cent to 175 per cent.
See Table* below:
|Speed Limit (mph)||Recorded speed (mph)|
|20||41 and above||31 -40||21 - 30|
|30||51 and above||41 - 50||31 - 40|
|40||66 and above||56 - 65||41 - 55|
|50||76 and above||66 - 75||51 - 65|
|60||91 and above||81 - 90||61 - 80|
|70||101 and above||91 - 100||71 - 90|
|Sentencing range||Band C fine : 150% of weekly income||Band B fine : 100% of weekly income||Band A fine : 50% of weekly income|
|Points/disqualification||Disqualify 7 – 56 days OR 6 points||Disqualify 7 – 28 days OR 4 – 6 points||3 Points|
* information supplied by The Sentencing Council for England and Wales