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how much will speeding fine be?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Ok, i was stupid and got caught doing 40mph in a 30mph.
As it happens ive still got 6 points from a few years ago (maybe i should say STILL stupid)
anyway, am i right in thinking its 3points? and maximum of £1000 fine?
will i be fined that much or are theyre different scales for severity?
How much will i be fined?
40 in a 30
6 points already

thank you

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    3 points and £60 for that, I reckon.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    g_angel wrote: »
    3 points and £60 for that, I reckon.

    Yeah i think that pretty much bog standard.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kkt wrote: »
    Ok, i was stupid and got caught doing 40mph in a 30mph.
    As it happens ive still got 6 points from a few years ago (maybe i should say STILL stupid)
    anyway, am i right in thinking its 3points? and maximum of £1000 fine?
    will i be fined that much or are theyre different scales for severity?
    How much will i be fined?
    40 in a 30
    6 points already

    thank you

    I've just got my form for my speeding fine for doing 39mph in a 30mph zone.
    You get 3 point's and £60 fine! :impissed:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't you get banned if its 10mph over?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kangoo wrote: »
    Don't you get banned if its 10mph over?

    Oh god no. A ban is muuuuuuuuuuch higher.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    g_angel wrote: »
    Oh god no. A ban is muuuuuuuuuuch higher.

    Oh right! Might start driving faster in that case!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Doing 40 in a 30 zone is the same as doing 93 on the motorway, except is a lot more dangerous, personally I think you should get a higher fine than just £60.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kangoo wrote: »
    Don't you get banned if its 10mph over?

    They generally say 36mph over the speed limit for a ban.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    kkt wrote: »
    6 points already

    Hope youve had your license more than two years!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    person already said they already had 6 points from a few years ago...
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Yeah but I've known people say 'years ago' when really they meant about 18 months :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    budda wrote: »
    Doing 40 in a 30 zone is the same as doing 93 on the motorway, except is a lot more dangerous, personally I think you should get a higher fine than just £60.

    explain
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katralla wrote: »
    explain

    Its 30% over the speed limit, therefore its the same as doing 93 on the motorway, except because there are actually a lot more hazards on smaller roads its more dangerous. Doing 80 or even 90 in a high end car on the motorway doesnt drastically increase the risk of problems because everyone is going the same way, there arent pedestrians...etc.

    Put basically its about stopping distances, at 40 you're unlikely to stop in time, at 30 you may well. I'm of the opinion that 3500 people killed or seriously injured on the roads each year is too many.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree with budda, motorways account for something like 1.2% of all accidents whereas town roads are around 50% (going off the top of my head, the rough proportions are right though).

    The problem is speed doesn't kill, ignorance does. But it's really hard to measure people's ignorance but really easy to measure people's speed. The accidents caused solely by excessive speed are minimal, they are normally a contributing factor or aggravating factor based on other factors (not paying attention to surroudings - hazard perception - tiredness - you name it).

    Anyway, that's starting a debate in an advice thread :)
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