Speeding Fines FAQ

Speeding Fines FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions
Speeding Fines & Penalties
What is the maximum fine for a speeding offence?
I read in the press that fines are now unlimited, is that not correct?
What about penalty points?
At what speed will the Police offer a Fixed Penalty?
When will a speeding offence lead to a driving ban?
What speed triggers an instant driving ban?
What is the likely penalty in my particular case?
Can I request a speed awareness course instead of a fine/penalty points?
If I cannot avoid a speeding fine, what can I expect?
If I attend Court will I face any other penalties?
What is the timeline for a speeding offence?
How long will the offence appear on my driving licence?
What if I hold a foreign driving licence?
Contest / Defend a Speeding Ticket
What are my options for an alleged speeding allegation?
Can I contest or challenge a speeding fine?
What defences are available?
Am I innocent until proven guilty?
How do I run a technical defence?
How do I know the equipment used to measure my speed is accurate?
I did not receive the Notice of Intended Prosecution within 14 days. Can the Police still proceed?
The Police have misquoted the details. Does this invalidate the speeding ticket?
What if the Police stopped me at the scene but did not caution me?
What if the Police did not give me a producer at the scene?
I was told that it unlikely any further action would be taken and now the case has been referred to Court. Can the Police still proceed?
I didn't receive Court papers within 6 months. Is the prosecution valid?
What if I do not believe the Police followed the correct ACPO Guidelines?
Can I contest my case without attending Court?
When should I seek legal advice?
Speeding Evidence
What evidence do the Police need to prove a speeding offence?
I was stopped by the Police. How do I obtain the evidence?
My allegation was recorded by a speed camera, how do I obtain the evidence?
Can I request the calibration certificate for the speed camera/equipment?
I have received a photograph from a mobile speed camera, but I want the full video. Am I entitled to that?
The Police will not provide the evidence until I request a Court hearing. Will this subsequently go against me by way of a harsher penalty?
I probably was speeding should I request the evidence anyway?
If I plead not guilty, can I change my plea once I have obtained the evidence?
If I plead not guilty, can I change my plea once I have obtained the evidence?
How do I challenge the accuracy of a speed check?
I'm not sure who was driving. Can I obtain the photo?
Is there any benefit to having the evidence reviewed by a specialist lawyer?
Court Hearing & Sentencing Guidelines
What does the Court take into account when deciding on a penalty / fine?
What are the Court sentencing guidelines / fine levels?
How is relevant weekly income (RWI) calculated?
Will I also have to pay Court costs or any other penalties in addition to a fine?
How much will Court costs be?
Are there ways to reduce the fine or help my case?
What is an early guilty plea discount?
What mitigation will the Court be looking for? What should I say to the Court?
Can I pay a higher fine to avoid a disqualification?
Will I be given time to pay?
Can I deal with my case by post?
What is a Notice of Proposed / Intended Disqualification?
Which Court will deal with my speeding case?
Can I represent myself on a guilty speeding case?
Can I represent myself on a not guilty speeding case?
How will legal advice/representation benefit me?
Statement of Means
What is a Statement of Means?
What will the Court do with my details?
Why, if I am earning more, should I pay a higher fine?
I don't wish to disclose my income. What will happen if I send the form back uncompleted?
Should I seek legal advice before completing a Statement of Means?
I have misplaced my Statement of Means Form, where can I obtain a duplicate?
Paying a Speeding Fine
Will I be given time to pay a Fixed Penalty? Can I pay by instalments?
What will happen if I ignore a Fixed Penalty Notice?
If I elect for a Court hearing, will the Magistrates be more lenient?
Is it true that if I overpay my Fixed Penalty the computer system will not be able to endorse my licence?
Will I be given time to pay a Court fine? Can I pay by instalments?
I think the Court fine imposed is too high. Can I appeal the amount?
How can I make payment?
What is a Collection Order?
What will happen if I do not make payment/ignore the penalty?
I have accidently failed to pay my fine. What should I do next?
Can someone else pay the fine on my behalf?