SP30 Speeding Ticket Insurance Quotes for Convicted Drivers
DVLA Speeding Endorsement Codes: SP10, SP20, SP30, SP40 and SP50
(remains on driving licence 4 years from date of offence)
SPEEDING OFFENCES & SPEED LIMITS In the UK
- A person who drives a motor vehicle on a road at a speed exceeding a limit imposed by or under any enactment [...] shall be guilty of an offence.
It is an offence to drive a motor vehicle on a road while exceeding the legal speed limit.
UK National Maximum Speed Limits
|Type of vehicle||Legal Speed Limit|
|built up area||single carriageway||dual carriageway||motorway|
|mph (km/h)||mph (km/h)||mph (km/h)||mph (km/h)|
|Cars & Motorbikes
Including car-derived vans up to 2 tonnes in weight
|30 (48)||60 (96)||70 (112)||70 (112)|
|Cars towing caravans or trailers
Including car-derived vans & motorbikes
|30 (48)||50 (80)||60 (96)||60 (96)|
|Buses, coaches & minibuses
Under 12 metres in length
|30 (48)||50 (80)||60 (96)||70 (112)|
Under a maximum laden weight of 7.5 tonnes
|30 (48)||50 (80)||60 (96)||70 (112)
If articulated or towing a trailer limit is (60 (96))
Over a maximum laden weight of 7.5 tonnes
|30 (48)||40 (64)||50 (80)||60 (96)|
UK Local Maximum Speed Limits
In addition to the national speed limits outlined above there may be locally set speed limits. Locally set speed limits are set by local councils in certain areas such outside schools or on particularly bad roads. These locally set speed limits must be clearly signposted.
Speeding Offence Penalties, Fines and Penalty Points
Disqualification: up to 56 days
The majority of people caught speeding are offered the chance to take a fixed penalty. They may also be eligible to take the speeding awareness course as an alternative to the fixed penalty if certain conditions apply.
The fixed penalty system was introduced by The Transport Act 1982 . It was introduced as a means to speed up the prosecution procedure for certain road traffic offences such as exceeding the legal speed limit.
Fixed penalty for speeding: 3 penalty points and a £100 fine
Drivers who accumulate 12 penalty points within a three year period for speeding or other driving offences will have to appear at a magistrates court and will be liable to receive a driving ban under the totting up procedure.
Anyone who receives a fixed penalty notice has 28 days to comply with the notice or they will face further penalties and/or prosecution.
DVLA Speeding Offence Endorsement Codes
|Speeding Offences (remain on driving licence 4 years from date of offence)|
|SP10||Exceeding goods vehicle speed limits||3 - 6 points|
|SP20||Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles)||3 - 6points|
|SP30||Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road||3 - 6points|
|SP40||Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit||3 - 6points|
|SP50||Exceeding speed limit on a motorway||3 - 6points|
Speeding Awareness Courses
The national speed awareness scheme offers certain motorists who have been caught speeding an alternative to prosecution. This applies to all speed bands with the exception of 20mph zones.
The course is designed to educate motorists with the intention of helping them become safer drivers and hopefully avoid exceeding legal speed limits in the future.
Motorists offered the chance to complete a speed awareness course will have the option of paying a fee and completing the course as an alternative to receiving penalty points and a fine (the fixed penalty).
Once a driver has completed a speed awareness course they will not be eligible to receive another speeding awareness course offer if they commit a speeding offence within 3 years of the original speeding offence.