Speeding is probably the most common offence of all. It depends on the state of your licence (how many points you have) at the time of the offence, and the level of the alleged speeding offence, how it will be dealt with. The options include:

  • Attending a speed awareness course (if you’re eligible)
  • Accepting a Fixed Penalty of 3 penalty points and £100 fine;
  • For more serious speeding offences, or disputed cases, attending Court.

The penalty range is from 3–6 penalty points up to a disqualification, and the current maximum fines are up to £2,500 for motorway offences and up to £1,000 for offences on any other road.

In the most serious cases, an instant disqualification may be imposed. Whether you face potential disqualification, penalty points or a fine, our motoring solicitors will provide you with expert assistance to guide you through the Court process and achieve the best possible result. We will advise if the matter could potentially be defended, or if not, assist you in putting forward the best possible mitigation to keep the penalty to the minimum.

Click here to go to our speed penalty calculator page. This will tell you what your likely penalty will be depending on your speed, the limit and how many points you have.

If you already have points on your licence, please also have a look at our page on totting up and exceptional hardship.