Speeding Fines UK

Speeding Fines

Whether you have been caught speeding by a speed camera or stopped by the Police, we explain everything there is to know about speeding fines, potential penalties and what to expect next.

Caught Speeding

What is the maximum speeding fine?

If the Police pursue a speeding offence, subject to the speed alleged, will offer a Fixed Penalty or refer to the case to Court. The maximum [...]

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Police

Can I attend a Speed Awareness Course?

Although you can attempt to persuade the Police to offer a speed awareness course, the decision is entirely at their discretion. You can [...]

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Police

Can I request the evidence?

Yes. However, on the vast majority of cases, there is no obligation upon the Police to disclose evidence until the case gets to Court. That said [...]

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Court

Do I have a defence?

There are various defences ranging from the Police did not follow the correct procedure, "it was not me driving" to "I did not break the speed limit" [...]

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Court

What are the Sentencing Guidelines?

Whilst the Court receives suggested guidelines, the final outcome is entirely at the Court's discretion. Penalties can range from [...]

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Court

Are there ways to reduce the fine?

Yes. Much depends upon the information you detail in the Statement of Means and the mitigation you put forward. An early [...]

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Court

What is a Statement of Means?

When a case is referred to Court, the amount of the fine is based on the speed, mitigation and the Defendant's ability to pay [...]

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Court Order

Can I request time / pay by instalments?

Any fine imposed by the Court would normally be subject to immediate payment. However, if you request time to pay, it will normally [...]

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